Ascent of Mount Monroe on 2014-02-08

Climber: Richard Bedard

Others in Party:Michael Berger -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Brian Platt
Date:Saturday, February 8, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Mount Monroe
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5372 ft / 1637 m

Ascent Trip Report

Monroe # 38

Hiking today with friends Michael & Brian .... We started our hike up Ammanoosuc @ 8:30 in 4 degree weather & it never got any warmer..We used our snowshoes to the hut ..Trail was nicely broken out.....When we got to the dungeon we suited up for the summit & put on our crampons for the summit....Had a hard time finding the trail & cairns at times as summit was socked it the clouds but Brian Platt did a great job locating them..25 MPH winds & single # temps at the top so we didn't stay long met 2 other hikers going up too....Stopped back at the dungeon to rest & put our snowshoes for way down...On way down I fell a couple times once off the trail....Loose granular snow was tough with snowshoes coming down as we slide alot on way down
When we got to the bottom we looked back & up & Washington & Monroe were in the clear ...Crystal clear blue skies ....Go figure LOL

My 1st winter summit in winter above treeline.....What a rush
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3 of us at summit (2014-02-08). Photo by Richard Bedard.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2872 ft / 875 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Route:Ammonoosuc ,Monroe Loop
    Trailhead:Cog Parking Lot  2500 ft / 762 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Frigid, Windy, Low Clouds
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Bedard
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