Ascent of Equinox Mountain on 2010-08-06

Climber: Ben Kemp

Others in Party:Eric
Date:Friday, August 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Equinox Mountain
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked @ West Union St. Trailhead, headed up Blue summit Trail (Burr&Burton) steep climb up old roads to the spring, then hiking trail through pine forest to trail junction near summit. took Red Trail to Lookout Rock then back to summit on Lookout Rock Trail, checked out a view on the powerlines over by the FAA complex, then descended along the Toll Rd to the Saddle near Little Equinox. Guard rail painted red to mark Red Trail entrance, very steep hillside trail, very unused/overgrown. Followed Red Trail back to Blue Trail and descended back to vehicle, about 7.5-8 miles RT, great views from summit, Lookout Rock and the Saddle.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3290 ft / 1002 m
    Total Elevation Loss:500 ft / 152 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2790 ft / 850 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Burr & Burton Trail
    Start Trailhead:West Union St TH  1050 ft / 320 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:500 ft / 152 m
    Gain on way out:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km

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