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Ascent of Chase Mountain on 2016-04-16

Climber: Dharma Bum

Date:Saturday, April 16, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chase Mountain
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:2064 ft / 629 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is an enjoyable Washington County 2000 footer and bushwhack. I parked on Lynch Road which is a 4 wheel drive road about 2.5 miles up on Jones Brook Road which is off Three Mile Bridge Road coming out of the downtown area of Montpelier. With a GPS, I utilized some logging roads and cross country travel through mostly hardwood forest. There are some very decent views of Camel's Hump, Mt Mansfield, The Worcester Range, and the Northfield Range - at least in the spring. The return trip was interesting as I decended west of where I parked my car and walked Lynch. This is a rugged backcountry road only accessible with a high-clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle - yet there are people living out here and its only a few miles from the State House. Vermont can be a study in contrasts.
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