Ascent of Glastenbury Mountain on 2012-08-07

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Glastenbury Mountain
    Elevation:3748 ft / 1142 m

Ascent Trip Report

My long day's Glastenbury Loop began with "chanticleer" crowing the day in the hollow below Bald Mtn at daylight and ended descending to Rte 9 from Maple Hill with the sun setting, my downhill knees shot. I thought to walk / run my way & felt good reaching Goddard Lean-to & fresh spring water, up to Fire Tower views & West Slope, then back for fresh water and rest at Lean-to. My steps downward increasingly became deflated knees, though still managed some jogging along flats over a now clearer trail lingering to rest at lookouts, another H2O stop at Hell Hollow Brook Bridge, till final descent hanging over my poles, sup waiting in Bennington.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3438 ft / 1046 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3438 ft / 1047 m
    Round-Trip Distance:20.8 mi / 33.5 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3238 ft / 986 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2388 ft / 728 m; Extra: 850 ft / 259m
    Loss on way in:850 ft / 259 m
    Distance:11.4 mi / 18.4 km
    Route:Rte 9, Hollow Rd, West Ridge Tr & Long Tr
    Start Trailhead:AT & Rte 9 Jct  1360 ft / 414 m
    Time:6 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2588 ft / 788 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2388 ft / 728 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:9.4 mi / 15.1 km
    Route:Long Trail
    End Trailhead:AT & Rte 9 Jct  1360 ft / 414 m
    Time:6 Hours 5 Minutes

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