Ascent of Dickey Mountain on 2007-11-24

Climber: Andrew Bigelow

Date:Saturday, November 24, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dickey Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2734 ft / 833 m

Ascent Trip Report

solo - shit load of ice. Passed a trio with no flashlight. If I had a spare I would have given it to them. I got into my car about 2 hours later, drove out but then turned it around. I couldn't leave them up there in the dark. It got dark right after we parted ways. Hiked a good ways back up and fond them. They were glad to see me. The one guy's name was Greg. We hiked back out and they invited me to their motel for dinner... some homemade chinese dish it was good food and we talked for several more hours then I got in my car and drove to Haystack road to spend the night.

It was very creepy sleeping here all alone, even in my car. I will never plan on sleeping alone again - it just creeps me out! There was light snow on the road and it was cool being in a winter wonderland. That night late, the full moon rose behind me and when I got out of the car to take a piss, I remember being completely overwhelmed with how spectacular the sky looked with the stars and moon filtering through the bare branches that swayed slowly in the breeze. The snow everywhere reflected the dim, cool light from the moon and the whole scene said "winter" like hardly nothing else ever has.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:240 ft / 73 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:240 ft / 73 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:2494 ft / 760 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
Ascent Part of Trip: welch

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Welch Mountain2007-11-24 A1550 ft / 472 m
 Dickey Mountain2007-11-24 B240 ft / 73 m
Total Trip Gain: 1790 ft / 545 m

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