Ascent of Bear Head on 2016-07-20

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bear Head
    Elevation:3940 ft / 1200 m

Ascent Trip Report

An enjoyable loop starting at Smuggler's Notch Picnic Area after lunching on a hot soup, the Hell Brook Trail may have been one of my steepest, at times hazardous climbs; the Bear Head Path and ridge walk offered easy walking once past a wet start to great views over the notch and beyond, while the descent over Adams Apple reached to more expansive views and a well-maintained easy descent, Long Trail Jct, rest-stop at Taft Lodge, thence back to Rte 108.
Bear Head 2.37 miles / 2:45 hours
Mt Mansfield-Adams Apple 2.85 / 3:15
Taft Lodge 3.32 / 3:43
TH 5.43 / 4:59
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2616 ft / 796 m
    Elevation Loss:2616 ft / 796 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2356 ft / 717 m
    Extra Loss:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.8 km
    Route:Rte 108, Hell Brook Tr & Bear Head Herd Path (BHP)
    Trailhead:Smuggler's Notch Picnic Area  1609 ft / 490 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2591 ft / 789 m
    Extra Gain:260 ft / 79 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 4.9 km
    Route:BHP, Adam's Apple Tr, Long Tr & Rte 108
    Trailhead:Smuggler's Notch Picnic Area  1609 ft / 490 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 14 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Bear Head

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bear Head2016-07-20 b
2Mount Mansfield-Adams Apple2016-07-20 c
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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