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Ascent of Middle Sugarloaf on 2014-06-16

Climber: Roberta DellAnno

Date:Monday, June 16, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Middle Sugarloaf
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2539 ft / 773 m

Ascent Trip Report

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I had initially planned on hiking First and Middle Sister with Chocorua today. However, when I woke up at 4:15am anticipating the 5 hour + roundtrip drive and a potential 8 hour hike, I decided my mind and body was not in the right frame of mind to hike it. I went back to bed until 7 and decided I needed a good view and an easy, breezy hike. I decided on Middle and North Sugarloaf.

It was a beautiful hike. The pollen this time of year wreaks havoc with my asthma but I kept a steady pace and the ERD ran ahead most of the time. When I got to the fork, I decided to summit Middle Sugarloaf first. The summit was crowded but with the 360 views of this beautiful mountain, you can find a spot to be alone. The ERD went over to everyone on the summit in hopes of being given delicious treats from a random stranger. My dog sat in front of a very nice hiker who was trying to eat his sandwich in peace. My dog doesn’t move, doesn’t make a sound, he just stares at you with deep longing, hoping to hypnotize you into giving him a morsel. A dog with big eyes, big ears and a little 10 lb. body can rake in a lot of treats if I don’t keep an eye on him.

I took a couple of selfies, socialized a bit, and relaxed enjoying the warm weather and clear blue skies. After exploring the summit I headed off to the lower summit of North Sugarloaf. It was a beautiful trail with interesting rock formations and an easy hike to a nice, but subpar summit compared to Middle Sugarloaf. It was a short hike, I started at 11:30 and was back to the car by 2:05. One of my shortest hikes in quite a while. Even my husband was surprised when I told him I was on my way home.

Not sure what hike will be next, maybe Chocorua, possibly North and South Baldface. I’ll have to wait and see.
Summary Total Data
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: North Sugarloaf

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
 Middle Sugarloaf2014-06-16



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