Ascent of Grass Mountain on 2013-03-03

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Sunday, March 3, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grass Mountain
    Elevation:3109 ft / 947 m

Ascent Trip Report

... took Ben L's hint & found the ATV track running as a snowmobile trail from Black Hole Hollow Rd to within a couple hundred yards of summit. Trail is a Public Highway, unmaintained with cabin & parking just at its start, if it can even be driven the hundred yards there. With microspikes & poles, after about a mile of road walk, I followed the hard packed "Trail" to an old tote rd Jct deciding there to bushwack up over a nearly solid crust. Lost the rd & crust about midway, when finally reaching snowmobile track was in snow up to my knees questioning snowshoe lack. Again on hard packed trail, in a ghostly whiteout of snow laden trees, I now more quickly climbed needing only to break trail in yards to summit & register (last signed 1-10-13). I descended Grass Mtn on a merry jog following the trails back to Black Hole Hollow. Stopped at cabin, met no one till snowmobiler headed in with running dogs then crossing the only open stream along the trails. An all day light snowfall, an accident on the Northway at day's start, almost kept me from exploring out to the trailhead, never mind safely reaching up to high. Sometimes my gambles & plan win out!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2194 ft / 667 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2194 ft / 668 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2109 ft / 642 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2064 ft / 629 m; Extra: 45 ft / 13m
    Loss on way in:45 ft / 13 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.1 km
    Route:Black Hole Hollow Rd, Trail, Wack & Snowmobile Tr
    Start Trailhead:Black Hole Hollow Rd   1045 ft / 318 m
    Time:2 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2149 ft / 655 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2064 ft / 629 m; Extra: 85 ft / 25m
    Gain on way out:85 ft / 25 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.2 km
    Route:Snowmobile Tr, Trail & Black Hole Hollow Rd
    End Trailhead:Black Hole Hollow Rd   1045 ft / 318 m
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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