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Ascent of Avery Peak on 2016-03-20

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, March 20, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Avery Peak
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:4088 ft / 1246 m

Ascent Trip Report

From 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Bigelow Mountain2016-03-202900 ft / 884 m
2Avery Peak2016-03-20300 ft / 91 m
Total Trip Gain: 3200 ft / 975 m    Total Trip Loss: 100 ft / 30 m



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