Ascent of Avery Peak on 2016-03-20
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, March 20, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4088 ft / 1246 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the summit of West Peak, I dipped down to the col and made the climb to #64 on the NE67, Avery Peak.
The AT to Avery dipped down a bit and then skirted up the mountain side, eventually making a steep-ish climb to the 4,088 ft. summit. Views were mostly the same, but from a slightly different vantage point. The summit also had the foundation of an old fire tower. Guess the trail I took up is called the Firewarden's Trail for a reason! I took a longer break here and just took it all in.
Eventually, I had to go back down. I had a long descent, plus a 4 hour drive back home. Fortunately, the descent was speedier than I thought, and I was back at the car around 2:10, 6 hours and 45 min. after starting.
Overall, this was one of the best NE67 hikes I've done so far. Good workout, nice long distance, treeless summits, crystal clear skies, and views for miles. I very rarely get days like this, and I took advantage of it.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||300 ft / 91 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||7.3 mi / 11.8 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Crampons|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||300 ft / 91 m|
| Distance:||0.7 mi / 1.1 km|
| Route:||Appalachian Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||West Peak 3788 ft / 1154 m|
| Distance:||6.6 mi / 10.6 km|
| Route:||AT, Firewarden's Trail, Stratton Brook Pond Rd|
| End Trailhead:||Stratton Brook Pond Rd. |
|Ascent Part of Trip: Bigelows|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3200 ft / 975 m Total Trip Loss: 100 ft / 30 m
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