Ascent of The Bulge on 2011-07-02

Climber: Gary McMeekin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, July 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Bulge
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3940 ft / 1200 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trail was slippery and muddy in the morning, but easy going and clear of blow downs.

Saw lots toads and frogs, snakes. Evidence of moose (tracks and scat) along the whole route. Saw some wild brook trout in the streams. The White Admiral butterflies were in abundance, clustering on rocks and roadside. More wildlife than any of my other hikes combined.

Would do this hike again in a heartbeat and when I'm not 'bagging, really take my time to enjoy it.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2580 ft / 786 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2580 ft / 786 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Unknown Pond Tr, Kilkenny Ridge Tr
    Start Trailhead:Mill Brook Road  1360 ft / 414 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Pilots

Complete Trip Sequence:
1The Bulge2011-07-022580 ft / 786 m
2Mount Cabot2011-07-02210 ft / 64 m
3The Horn2011-07-020 ft / 0 m
Total Trip Gain: 2790 ft / 850 m    Total Trip Loss: 2600 ft / 792 m

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