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Ascent of Wildcat “E” on 2013-07-06

Climber: shane thompson

Date:Saturday, July 6, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wildcat “E”
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4046 ft / 1233 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at Glen Ellis lot. Met hiker Jeff on Wildcat A who was also bound for the Imp Shelter. He mentioned a shuttle that leaves from the Adroscoggin Ranger Station and will drop hikers at Pinkham Notch Center - sweet, that saves me a lot of hiking back to my car.

The western side of the range was socked in most of the day, only clearing when I got to Moriah. Moriah was by far my favorite summit of the day. Great sunsets from the ledges while walking back to Imp.

Nice night at Imp, very windy. Didn't see Jeff. Hope he made it.

Hiked down the Stoney Brook trail to the Adroscoggin Ranger Station where the attendant said that no shuttles leave or enter from here. Ever. Boo Jeff, boo.

I hiked down the road for about a mile before being picked up by a window-less white van. I had a previous conversation in my head about if a white window-less van pulls up to I get in or do I say "I don't do vans." After an hour of hitch hiking I was feeling very rejected and hopped in. The driver was a nice guy from New Jersey who's hiked the AT all the way from PA through VT and wanted to hit some NH high points before getting too old.

Short walk from Pinkham on the Lost Pond Trail to Glen Ellis, I was racing the time until a shower and beer. Slipped while crossing the stream and banged my knee pretty bad. Next time I wade.

Great hike, first overnighter in awhile. About 18 hours and 21 miles foot time, 8 miles window-less, white, rental van time.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Part of Trip: Wildcat, Carter-Morah Traverse (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
 Wildcat “B”2013-07-06
 Wildcat Mountain2013-07-06
1Wildcat “E”2013-07-06
2Wildcat “D”2013-07-06
3Wildcat “C”2013-07-06
6Carter Dome2013-07-06
7Mount Hight2013-07-06
8South Carter Mountain2013-07-06
9Middle Carter Mountain2013-07-06
10Mount Lethe2013-07-06
11North Carter Mountain2013-07-06
12Mount Moriah2013-07-06



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