Ascent of Haystack Mountain on 2017-12-08

Climber: Dharma Bum

Date:Friday, December 8, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Haystack Mountain
    Elevation:3445 ft / 1050 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beginning in the Chimney Hill development of Wilmington (in my opinion a creepy sprawling second home development that appeared devoid of life on 12/08) I utilized the Haystack Mountain trail to Haystack and then continued on the Deerfield Ridge Trail to Mount Snow and back. I found this to be a very enjoyable hike of about 12 miles. There are some great views from Haystack and Mount Snow. Although the ridge is wooded it has an open feel and there are snatches of views from time to time. This could be a great trail for hiking and trail running with some trail improvement and maintenance. The grades are never too steep and the views do provide some reward.

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