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Ascent of Mount Nancy on 2009-06-20

Climber: M (whichway) Lardiere

Others in Party:McRat (Russ Fisk)
New Hampshire (Brian Miville)
Bigfoot (Bill Warren)
Date:Saturday, June 20, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Nancy
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3926 ft / 1196 m

Ascent Trip Report

Carpooled with Bigfoot and met the other 2 at the trailhead. Walked in mist, through clouds of mosquitos and gnats, and followed bog bridges around Nancy Pond that are 8-12" submerged. Water crossings were a bitch. The downed tree Kevin and I used last time to shimmy over the most difficult crossing had fallen into the water.
This was the only time I've voluntarily put DEET on my eyelids. There were 2 saving graces of this trip: the fact that we somehow weren't rained on, and the relentless (often crude) humor of my male companions. We managed to remain upbeat despite the foul conditions. This would have been an awful solo trip.
We had a bit of trouble finding the herd path after reaching the top of the slide, but it was very easy to follow when we did. There was a small viewpoint at the summit and small brackets attached to a nearby tree where a canister must have resided at some point.
McRat provided mini-trash bags once we returned to the car, desperately needed for our sopping boots.

On the drive home, Bigfoot (driving) and I 'clipped' a moose! He ran right in front of the car, but at an angle heading away from us. Bigfoot slowed down as much as humanly possible without sending the car into a spin. The moose received a tap on the ankle from our bumper and ran off into the woods. The car emerged unscathed.

New Hampshire's trip report:
http://www.rocksontop.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=5914
Summary Total Data
    Route:Nancy Pond trail
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast



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