Ascent of Wachusett Mountain on 2018-04-14

Climber: Map Man

Date:Saturday, April 14, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wachusett Mountain
    Elevation:1998 ft / 608 m

Ascent Trip Report

On an overcast but clear day, I decided to make an early-season hiking/sightseeing/highpointing trip of Wachusett Mountain, Trap Falls (a Mass waterfall nearby Wachusett), and Rhode Island's highest point, Jerimoth Hill. I chose to hike the mile-long Mountain House Trail, which is apparently hugely popular, as the parking lot and trail were very crowded on this sub-par day. The trail was very rocky and moderately steep, but nice overall. The summit platform has incredible views, displaying Wachusett's total isolation. Despite the gloomy weather, I could see the Wapack Range and Mt. Monadnock in NH, as well as Mt. Greylock. I also walked over to the ski area, which was on its last day of the season. I couldn't believe there were so many skiers there, as the trails were literally just slush.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:788 ft / 240 m
    Total Elevation Loss:788 ft / 240 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:768 ft / 234 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Mountain House Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mountain Road  1230 ft / 374 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:788 ft / 240 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 768 ft / 234 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Mountain House Trail
    End Trailhead:Mountain Road  1230 ft / 374 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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