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Ascent of Lithia Outlook on 2020-01-30

Climber: Floyd Greenwood

Others in Party:UMOC Spring 2020
Sam
Lief
Andrew
Date:Thursday, January 30, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lithia Outlook
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:721 ft / 219 m

Ascent Trip Report

Entered 1/30/2020.

The would-be mock lead for Sam led us to this small mountain on the side of the Seven Sisters. The goal was to reach Mt. Holyoke but we hiked an extra loop once reaching Taylor Notch from Route 47. It was very scenic and well worth the extra hiking, passing over streams, through hemlock groves, and by many rock outcrops. We finally made it to the Summit House at dusk and climbed down in the dark. Only small scattered patches of snow covered the ground and microspikes were unnecessary. I won't enter Mt. Holyoke because I've already summited it a number of times.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Headlamp
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
clear, cooler after dark
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Taylor Notch, M-M, Black Rock Trails
    Start Trailhead:Route 47  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Black Rock, Lithia Springs, Dry Brook, M-M, TN Tra
    End Trailhead:Route 47  



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