Ascent of Baldpate Mountain on 2009-09-26

Climber: Arne Schussler

Date:Saturday, September 26, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Baldpate Mountain
    Elevation:3780 ft / 1152 m

Ascent Trip Report

This day is why I do this. Left p. lot 0625 28 deg.,clear, dry. made W. peak around 0815. Trail between lean-to and peak is very rough and quite steep. Saw blazes where relocation will be skirting this area - lots of stone work. hats off to the trail crew - tough, tough work. down over W. peak all run-off frozen and lots of frost, ladder was covered. got to the col and looking up at E. peak realized this is why i get my butt out of bed at 03Dark to be first on the trail. Totally clear, high sky and the valleys below socked in with fog. up E. peak interesting with natural steps and traversing ramps. at top had to put on hat and gloves, took picture of my nasty ball cap on sign post then forgot and left it there. Could see 360 deg - Saddleback, Mt Blue, Mahoosucs, Washington. met about 20 hikers on their way up, back at car 1055.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2526 ft / 769 m
    Total Elevation Loss:242 ft / 73 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2526 ft / 769 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2284 ft / 697 m; Extra: 242 ft / 73m
    Loss on way in:242 ft / 73 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Start Trailhead:Grafton Notch - AT  1496 ft / 455 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Baldpate 9/09 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Baldpate Mountain-West Peak2009-09-26242 ft / 74 m
2Baldpate Mountain2009-09-262526 ft / 770 m
Total Trip Gain: 2768 ft / 844 m    Total Trip Loss: 242 ft / 74 m

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