Ascent of Equinox Mountain on 2021-11-01

Climber: Peter Chinigo

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, November 1, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Equinox Mountain
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went up the usual route, which is the blue Summit Trail. Steep in most places, like others have said. First half is a nice wide carriageway-type of trail, then the upper half is "regular" trail. It was a little wet since it had rained recently. Weather report had said it would be partly cloudy all day, but it was pretty much all cloudy when I got to the top. It was all open around the (closed) visitor center and felt cold due to the wind. It's pretty flat at the top and I wandered around looking for the highest ground. The GPS coordinates for the mountain were located in the parking lot.

On the way down I caught a little sleet and later a sprinkle of rain. Not surprising for November in Vermont.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2770 ft / 844 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:Summit Trail
    Trailhead:Red Gate  1070 ft / 326 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 55 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes

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