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Ascent of Wachusett Mountain on 2017-05-10

Climber: Ken Morris

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Wachusett Mountain
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:1998 ft / 608 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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.
Ascent Statistics
    Time:55 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes



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