Ascent of Mount Norwottock on 2017-08-08

Climber: Mike Dow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Norwottock
    Elevation:1105 ft / 336 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked in the parking lot at the Notch Visitor's Center just before twilight on a misty morning. Because of the darkness, I started the hike with a headlamp.

Followed the white blazes of the Metacomet & Monadnock (M&M) Trail. The trail towards the summit begins at the Visitor's Center. At the beginning of the trail are directions to the summit; there are three different trails there with the three different colored blazes. The trail is about 3 feet wide and easy to follow with blazes every few hundred feet. This was nice in the beginning while using the headlamp.

The actual climb of the peak starts about 0.5 miles into the trail after descending. From there it climbs at a pretty steady pace (22 ft/100) all of the way to the summit with only short sections where you head down for a few yards or has a slightly less slope.

Reached the summit and found the USGS marker at the highest point of the rocks at the summit. Because of the low clouds, there weren't any views from the summit, but it is still rewarding.

Followed the same path down being careful on the exposed rock portions that were wet.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:583 ft / 177 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Metacomet & Monadnock Trail (White Blaze)
    Trailhead:Notch Visitor's Center  522 ft / 159 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Misty Morning
Ascent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:34 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mike Dow
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