Ascent of Wachusett Mountain on 2017-05-10
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 10, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||1998 ft / 608 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI hiked the Mountain House Trail, which is rather steep the entire way, and very rocky. Today it was also very muddy, and the black flies were everywhere, including in my left eye and right ear. The sky was grey until about halfway up, and then the clouds parted in various places. The mountain was pleasantly deserted for the most part. I even had the summit to myself for about a solid minute. Views were fantastic. I got great photos of Boston and Mount Monadnock on the horizons.
On the descent there were a lot more people on the mountain, most likely due to the sun finally coming out.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route:||Mountain House Trail|
| Trailhead:||Car lot across the street from M.H. Trail. |
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Cloudy 'til halfway up, then blue skies.
| Time:||55 Minutes|
| Time:||35 Minutes|
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