Ascent of Mount Willard on 2016-12-25

Climber: Dave Dunham

Date:Sunday, December 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Willard
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2865 ft / 873 m

Ascent Trip Report

I’d only been up Mt Willard once before (summer of 2013) so when Ryan suggested we do a warm-up run on Willard before the Christmas day hike I was happy to join in. We met up at 8am and it was windy and single-digit temps along with some snow squalls. It was tough getting out of the nice warm car. We trotted up the road and crossed the train tracks before plunging into the woods. The grade was pretty even and not too steep. Ryan set the pace and we chatted as we ran up the very well packed trail (we both wore kahtoolahs). I was still feeling tired from my first 80 mile week after coming back from surgery and was also trying to shrug off the aftereffects of a migraine. The cool air and running help clear things out.

We hit the top in 25:09, just as the sun came out giving us a pretty fantastic view. After a couple of pictures we enjoyed the cruise back down. As a bonus we added on a little extra trail at the bottom (with a bonus 150’) of climb for a total of 4.2 miles in 49:05.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1103 ft / 335 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1103 ft / 336 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:953 ft / 290 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Mt Willard trail
    Start Trailhead:Mt Clinton road  1912 ft / 582 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1103 ft / 336 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 953 ft / 291 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Gain on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Mt Willard trail
    End Trailhead:Mt Clinton road  1912 ft / 582 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dave Dunham
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