Ascent of Grand Monadnock on 2014-05-10
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, May 10, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||3150 ft / 960 m|
Ascent Trip ReportEarly morning hike up Monadnock this morning. Took my usual Pumpelly Trail up and back. It was raining this morning, but I needed to get up a mountain after a week of hiking in the FLatlands. At the top, it was very windy which made the rain painful and it was socked in with visibility not much more than 75'. It's the first mountain hike of the season where I didn't need winter traction. But with wet lichen-covers rock you find at the top of Monadnock, it was more slippery today than any of the worse winter days I hike since I always wear good traction in winter. I went down hard on solid rock a few times today and I still have a very sore arm where I landed elbow first on one slip. I love everything about winter hiking except the cold - I have trouble dealing with the cold I find in the Whites during winter. So, despite nasty conditions at the top today, I didn't really mind because temps were in the 50's and I'd much rather have 40-50mph gusts in 50's than in single digits. So despite everything, I enjoyed my hike this morning.
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| Route:||Pumpelly Trail|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
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