Ascent of Northfield Mountain on 2016-03-04

Climber: Dharma Bum

Date:Friday, March 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Northfield Mountain
    Elevation:3130 ft / 954 m

Ascent Trip Report

One of Vt's 100 highest ascended on a mild winter day with very little snow.

This is a relatively easy bushwhack. I came in from Route 12A in East Granville Village. There is a gated logging road .25 south of Handly Road on the west side of 12A. The gate includes a sign that states it is owned/conserved by a conservation organization (can't recall which but not a Vermont based group) and that pedestrian access is allowed - great! How often do you see that?

Follow the logging road on a bearing of N 60 degrees W on logging roads (there are many). I crossed the E Granville Brook about 1 mile in but one could stay on the south side of the brook all the way to the ridge. The listed elevation is 3130 but I read 3178 at the peak which is wooded. There are some decent views to the east on the ascent. Much of this area is being managed for timber.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2410 ft / 734 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2410 ft / 734 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Start Trailhead:720 ft / 219 m
Descent Statistics

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