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Ascent of Grand Monadnock on 2011-06-26

Climber: Matt Larson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, June 26, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Grand Monadnock
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3150 ft / 960 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got out there after days of rain. The trails were much more difficult than I expected as the rains have made it so that there are streams going down most of Monadnock's rocky trails. Saw a couple families with kids under 4 and backpacking with even younger kids on their back, and I wouldn't recommend it! I slipped and fell once and I saw a lot of people slipping. I think even if the trails were dry this is not an easy one to take on with the little ones. Had great views along the way but the top was covered in fog. Took Red Spot trail up on advice from park guide that it would be less crowded than the white dot trail. Took the white arrow trail down, which was longer, but less steep, in order to avoid the likely slip and falls on the Red Spot going down (and to have a circulur route).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2733 ft / 833 m
    Elevation Loss:2733 ft / 833 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2733 ft / 833 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:White Dot to Red Spot
    Trailhead:417 ft / 127 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2733 ft / 833 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:White Arrow to Parker
    Trailhead:417 ft / 127 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 20 Minutes



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