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Ascent of Mount Blue on 2012-11-24

Climber: François Lefebvre

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, November 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Blue
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4529 ft / 1380 m

Ascent Trip Report

Park at the Beaver Brook parking. Took the Beaver Brook trail towards Mt Blue. Very, very steep for the first 1.5 miles. The climb is so steep and full of obstacles that the expected times of 3 km / hour is at last double. Same thing on the way down, you have to be careful and it slows you down as lot. there was also many patches of ices. the brook was half frozen. It was a very beautiful sight to see the brook in ice and clear water. Then took the Benton trail toward Moosilauke. The alpine zone of Moosilauke is very windy and cold (pretty much like Lafayette). Be well equipped against the cold for that stretch. Very beautiful sight in every direction. Then took the carriage orad, Snapper trail. The Hurricane trail is closed since Irene, so a little detour was taken using the Asquam ridge trail which took me to Mount Jim. Mount Jim was very nice. Very quiet, very still. Alone in the forest, with all this beauty and silence. I stopped to enjoy the silence, drink water and be one with myself. No money could ever buy that king of feeling. Then I headed back to Beaver Brook trail that will take me to the Beaver Brook parking. Made a little detour on my way to see the Beaver brook shelter. There was a young couple camping there. The wheather was cold, I had met them on my way up and a 5 or 6 hikers on my way to moosilauke but no one else. Virtually alone on the trail.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:13.4 mi / 21.6 km
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 2012 Moosilauke

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Blue2012-11-24
2Mount Moosilauke2012-11-24
3Mount Moosilauke-South Summit2012-11-24
4Mount Jim2012-11-24



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