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Ascent of Mount Ashley on 2013-11-25

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Monday, November 25, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ashley
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:2382 ft / 726 m

Ascent Trip Report

On this my 50th MA Highest Summit, I enjoyed a last clear, if cold sunny day before an in-coming weather of wet snow. A great final tramp to an awesome view east across valley below to a long stretching horizon, Plantain Pond below, Round Mtn nearby and quite so an upthrust forested oval. Wack was tougher going up than expected, meandering game trails helped some with rhododendron thickets a horror which almost cost me my (almost forgotten) view. Summit seems like rocky clearings caught up in a mass of thicket. I lunched, enjoyed view (near an apparently old fire ring), and was in sunny warmth sitting on my gloves. On descent, tried following game trail (keeping within waypoint reach) which detoured south of my original path to col watering hole and stream beyond taking me thru less thicket more quickly and easily (tho ripped new pants) then returning to my original bushwack along and beyond stream to easy stepping trails.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:752 ft / 228 m
    Elevation Loss:752 ft / 228 m
    Distance:8.7 mi / 14 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:727 ft / 221 m
    Extra Loss:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Alander Mtn Tr, Ashley Hill Tr & Bushwack
    Trailhead:Forest Headquarters  1680 ft / 512 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:727 ft / 221 m
    Extra Gain:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Wack , Ashley Hill Tr, Charcoal Pit Tr & Alander M
    Trailhead:Forest Headquarters  1680 ft / 512 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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