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Ascent of Equinox Mountain on 2014-06-29

Climber: Dan Hildebrand

Date:Sunday, June 29, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Equinox Mountain
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

I decided to bag Equinox on a drive between Troy, NY and Burlington, VT. I started at the parking lot on West Union street in Manchester and booked it up the Blue Summit trail. The lower half of the trail is really a gravel road, but it's a pretty steep grade and definitely reminded me that I had completed the Great Range in NY not 2 days before. The second half of the trail is more what you'd expect. Overall, you're gaining about 2700' over 3 or so miles, so it's a pretty good climb!

Nice views at the visitor center on top, but I didn't linger to enjoy them, since I had to rush up north for dinner! I managed this trip in a little under 2 hours.
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