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Ascent of Mount Monroe on 2013-08-11

Climber: Isaiah Knight

Others in Party:Alex Gile
Date:Sunday, August 11, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Monroe
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5372 ft / 1637 m

Ascent Trip Report

The previous week we did the other side of Mt. Washington, this week we decided to go big again. Our plan originally was to do the caps ridge up Mt. Jefferson, instead wee did the ammonoosuc trail up to the lake of the clouds. we made it to the top in 1 hr 28 mins (Damn) we took the short .3 miles up to Mt. Monroe, then we went over to Mt. Franklin and took a short break (got stung by yellow jackets) took off running to Mt. Monroe again and down to the lake of the clouds and up to Washington. This is the easiest way up Mt. Washington and the most practical. This trail is beautiful, its pretty flat all the way up to the waterfall, after that its about a 1/2 mile of incline before you break through and get to the famous lake of the clouds. Its well worth the trek up to Mt. Monroe, we made the trek over to franklin which you just jog the two bumps over to the peak and back up to washington. overall this was a great mountain and i got a lot of great pictures.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2867 ft / 874 m
    Elevation Loss:371 ft / 113 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Mid 50's Clear Skies
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2867 ft / 874 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:Ammonoosuc Trail
    Trailhead:Washington Base Station   2505 ft / 763 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 58 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:371 ft / 113 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Crawford Path
    Trailhead:Mt. Franklin  5001 ft / 1524 m
    Time Down:30 Minutes



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