Ascent of Bennington High Point on 2017-04-09

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Sunday, April 9, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bennington High Point
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:615 m / 2020 ft

Ascent Trip Report

My mini-snowshoes were perfect for the day keeping me from postholing a still sturdy, if postholed trail; I found the Bennington HP to be a High Knob adjacent to a field wall beneath and between it and the Bennington Trail and Crotched Mtn so after tagging the Knob, I went back to the summit slope trail junction and a sunny, warm and dry picnic table for the views to Grand Monadnock and a comfortable lunch; I afterward reached upward to Crotched Mtn with the thought of a loop (suggested by the earlier Shannon's Tr / Lower Link Jct, avoid the Lower Link unless wanting to bushwhack a loop or run an even more extensive loop) and descending southeast found a Blue Trail which backtracking returned me to the picnic table / outlook and an earlier missed trail sign explaining that the trail system east did not return to Crotched Mtn Rd, again enjoying the views retraced my steps back to the Gregg Tr and its lower elevation Observation Deck offering views to both Monadnock & Crotched Mtns.
Bennington Highpoint 1.82 miles / 1:31 hours
Crotched Mtn 2.02 / 1:57
Pinic Table 2.58 / 2:31
TH 4.42 / 4:00
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:211 m / 692 ft
    Elevation Loss:211 m / 692 ft
    Distance:7.1 km / 4.4 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:211 m / 692 ft
    Distance:2.9 km / 1.8 mi
    Route:Gregg Tr (GTr), Summit Tr (STr) & Red Dot Tr (RTr)
    Trailhead:Crotched Mtn Road  404 m / 1328 ft
    Time Up:1 Hours 31 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:211 m / 692 ft
    Distance:4.2 km / 2.6 mi
    Route:RTr, STr, Herd Path, BlueTr, STr, GTr & Service Rd
    Trailhead:Crotched Mtn Road  404 m / 1328 ft
    Time Down:2 Hours 29 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Bennington HP

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bennington High Point2017-04-09 a
2Crotched Mountain2017-04-09 b
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jean André Laverdure
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