Ascent of Wheelock Mountain on 2017-12-15

Climber: Dharma Bum

Date:Friday, December 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheelock Mountain
    Elevation:2782 ft / 847 m

Ascent Trip Report

Wonderful early winter hike! Parked on Stannard Mountain Road at the Wildlife Refuge Area Kiosk (about 2 miles from Route 16). There's a gated forest service road/trail cross the road from the kiosk and down a bit. From there I was able to ski in and up for about 1.5 miles. The road began to narrow and get rougher so I switched to snowshoes. At about 2 miles I left the road and ascended the summit. The grades are pretty easy in open hardwoods. There's not much of a view at the summit. Nevertheless it was lovely. Didn't see a jar. There are several 2000 footers in this area so I may be back.

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