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Ascent of West Mountain on 2014-08-16

Climber: Wayne Snyder

Others in Party:Wolfgang Snyder <6822> and Sugar
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 16, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:West Mountain
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:2106 ft / 641 m

Ascent Trip Report

Our next county highpoint was West Mountain and we used the following address in the GPS:
600-698 W Main St Plainfield, MA 01070 ? 34 ft S
We parked right beside Plainfield Pond in the parking center. We started up at 3:02pm. We crossed the road to the south and started a bushwhack to the top. This was not an easy hike with my three year old son. We made our way through some heavy undergrowth and also around a bunch of fallen trees. Wolfgang walked right into a dead pine limb and had a huge scratch on his face. He kept saying “Crazy Mountain”. We finally made it to the top 3:35pm. This peak is not obvious and one should bring a GPS is they want to be sure they get it. We kept going up till we made it to the top and started to go down the back side. There are no markers and there is a very small clearing. Maybe 10’ by 10’ totally wooded peak. We made our way back down to the car and I let Wolfgang throw rocks into the pond. We arrived at the car around 4:04pm. We car out of the woods about 300 feet west of where we entered the woods.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear



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