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Ascent of Blue Mountain on 2014-07-25

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Date:Friday, July 25, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blue Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3720 ft / 1133 m

Ascent Trip Report

I did the full loop of West Castle, Castle, Notch, Gore, Blue and West Blue. The route also follows Brown Rd. plus the logging road on the South side of West Blue and the logging road north of Castle West Peak.

This strikes me as a northern NH version of the Pemi Loop (except that there aren't any trails to follow on this loop). At about 12 miles, this loop is much shorter than the well-known 30+ mile Pemi Loop in the White Mountains, but a lot of people would probably need about the same amount of time to complete this loop as they would the Pemi. This loop is tough for very different reasons.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:620 ft / 188 m
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:620 ft / 188 m
    Route:From Gore Mtn
    Start Trailhead:3100 ft / 944 m
Descent Statistics



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