Ascent of Avery Peak on 2017-12-30
|Date:||Saturday, December 30, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4088 ft / 1246 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDay #3 - NEHH group trip
08:00 - Meet at the end of Stratton Brook road. The road is not plowed in the winter (snowmobile trail), so we will be hiking in a long way.
08:20 - Everyone is ready to go. We hit the trail (road) headed for the horns. 8 People will do the horns and back, 4 of us will do Bigelow and Avery (full loop). The trail is somewhat broken out (~2 days prior w/ windblown snow). There is a quick break when the trail branches to the left. Then there is another quick brack at the leanto at the AT intersection. I arrive first and because I was leading, I developed a fair amount of sweat. As we waited, I became very cold and changed a layer. It took a couple of minutes to warm back up, but it was a smart decision to put a dry layer on.
12:00 - The Horns summit. There are some nice views. Blue sky and light wind. A few quick pics. We say goodbye to the 8 people returning and 4 of us push on toward Avery (not breaking trail).
13:30 - Bigelow Summit. We quickly pop up to the summit and take some nice pics. The wind is higher as it's exposed so we move along quickly toward Avery.
14:00 - Avery summit. The wind is much higher here. We grab some shelter behind the foundation for a few minutes. After a few quick pics, we run back over the summit and scramble down into the trees to get out of the COLD. I notice one of the guys has bad frostbite on his nose. We quickly warm it up and get moving.
16:42 - Back at the cars. Just before dark. This was a long (15+ miles) cold (below 0 all day) day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||283 ft / 86 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2968 ft / 904 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.8 mi / 10.9 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Frigid, Windy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||283 ft / 86 m|
| Distance:||0.8 mi / 1.3 km|
| Start Trailhead:||Bigelow 3805 ft / 1159 m|
| Time:||0 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||2968 ft / 904 m|
| Distance:||6 mi / 9.7 km|
| Route:||Firewardens trail|
| End Trailhead:||Strattton Brook Road 1120 ft / 341 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 42 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2017-12-30 - Bigelows|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3624 ft / 1104 m Total Trip Loss: 3568 ft / 1088 m
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