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Ascent of Mount Webster on 2014-08-16

Climber: Robert Garneau

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 16, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Webster
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3910 ft / 1191 m

Ascent Trip Report

My goal for this day hike was to complete the Presidential Range Traverse in a day going as light and fast as was comfortable. The temps were cool which was good but the footing was less than optimal as the area received heavy rainfall 2 days before and the trails below treeline were extremely damp and slippery. I fell 3 times along the way but no harm other than a few scratches. Only hold up came on top of Washington when I had to wait in the food line for my hot dogs and coke. Otherwise I ate 4 GUs and a couple of energy bars over the ~23 mile traverse, and drank 2 quarts of watered downed Powerade and 2 quarts of water. Started with 1 liter of liquid in my hydration bladder and refilled at Mizpah Hut, summit of Washington, and at Madison Hut. Only other stop was on Daniel Webster Trail on final descent for a Kind Bar when I felt my energy draining. Traverse took 11 hours, 10 minutes. Fun day but I prefer stopping to smell the flowers.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2023 ft / 616 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2023 ft / 616 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Webster Trail
    Start Trailhead:Route 302 near Saco Lake  1887 ft / 575 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Presidential Range Traverse

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Webster2014-08-162023 ft / 617 m
1Mount Madison2015-08-284063 ft / 1238 m
2Mount Jackson2014-08-16292 ft / 89 m
2Mount Adams2015-08-28991 ft / 302 m
3Mount Pierce2014-08-16680 ft / 207 m
3Mount Jefferson2015-08-28773 ft / 236 m
4Mount Eisenhower2014-08-16690 ft / 210 m
4Mount Clay2015-08-28574 ft / 175 m
5Mount Monroe2014-08-16932 ft / 284 m
5Mount Washington2015-08-28879 ft / 268 m
6Mount Washington2014-08-161276 ft / 389 m
6Mount Monroe2015-08-28360 ft / 110 m
7Mount Clay2014-08-16124 ft / 38 m
7Mount Franklin2015-08-285 ft / 2 m
8Mount Jefferson2014-08-16753 ft / 230 m
8Mount Eisenhower2015-08-28286 ft / 87 m
9Mount Adams2014-08-16860 ft / 262 m
9Mount Pierce2015-08-28 
10Mount Madison2014-08-16558 ft / 170 m
10Mount Jackson2015-08-28250 ft / 76 m
11Mount Webster2015-08-2830 ft / 9 m
Total Trip Gain: 16399 ft / 4999 m    Total Trip Loss: 9201 ft / 2804 m



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