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Ascent of Mount Olga on 2016-10-30

Climber: Crystal Davis

Others in Party:Dan Petit -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, October 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Olga
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:2415 ft / 736 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked Hogback Mountain and Mount Olga with Dan and Sammy. We started at the gate of the Molly Stark State Park on VT-9, went up the Mt. Olga Trail (first one you come to on the road). We hiked up to the fire tower and met another couple that came up the other side. We didn't know about the parking area at Hogback Mountain. We decided to check it out and descended the Tower Trail to the Bishop Trail. Dan used to ski here as a kid and hiking here brought back some old memories. We saw the lower lodge, now abandoned. We hiked up past it to the gift shop that sits atop Hogback Mountain. We then made a loop and went back up the Tower Trail to the Mount Olga fire tower. We made a loop out of Mount Olga, too, and went down the other Mt. Olga Trail that connects to the Wilmington Trail (appears to be a snowmobile trail). We hiked up the Wilmington Trail for a little bit, but turned around and headed back to the car.

Start: 1:19PM
Summit of Mount Olga: 2:19PM to 2:33PM
Headed over and hiked around Hogback Mountain ski area
Back at Mount Olga summit: 3:51PM
Shearer Hill Trail / Wilmington Trail: 4:15PM to 4:34PM
Car: 4:48PM, Strava says it was 5.4 miles
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:574 ft / 175 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Animal/Pet
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:574 ft / 175 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:Mount Olga Trail
    Trailhead:Molly Stark State Park parking area on VT-9  1841 ft / 561 m
Descent Statistics



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