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Ascent of Mount Norwottock on 2021-01-08

Climber: Robert Murray

Date:Friday, January 8, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Norwottock
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:1105 ft / 336 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Notch visitor center. Followed NET/M&M Trail over Mount Norwottock and then to Rattlesnake Knob. From R.K. I back tracked to the the Ken Cutterbank trail and drop down the north side of mountain to Northside trail and followed it back to visitor center. Ice and snow was mostly on north facing portions of trail. I ended up taking of my spikes and carefully navigated the icy spots. This was my first visit to Mt Holyoke Range State Park. Mt Norwotock had feel of a big mountain. Lots of cliffs, exposed rock a bit of scrambling through the Horse caves and big views. I was surprised to see all the way to Mount Snow in Vermont. Very enjoyable.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:706 ft / 214 m
    Total Elevation Loss:518 ft / 157 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:684 ft / 208 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 588 ft / 179 m; Extra: 96 ft / 29m
    Loss on way in:96 ft / 29 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:NET/M&M trail White
    Start Trailhead:517 ft / 157 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:422 ft / 128 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 400 ft / 122 m; Extra: 22 ft / 6m
    Gain on way out:22 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:NET/M&M Trail
    End Trailhead:705 ft / 214 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Norwottuck and Rattlesnake knob

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Norwottock2021-01-08706 ft / 215 m
2Rattlesnake Knob2021-01-08448 ft / 137 m
Total Trip Gain: 1154 ft / 352 m    Total Trip Loss: 1154 ft / 352 m



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