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Ascent of Bear Head on 2012-07-11

Climber: SteveM StickMan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bear Head
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:3940 ft / 1200 m

Ascent Trip Report

About halfway up Hell Brook Tr. proceeded to bushwhack up to Bear Head, 1/2mi N of Lake o.t. Clouds (2 hrs-who in their right mind does this?). Found the trail at the top (nobody goes here - deer scat everywhere!)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2340 ft / 712 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2340 ft / 713 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.9 mi / 14.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2207 ft / 672 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Hell Brook Tr., bushwhack, Bear Head herd path
    Start Trailhead:Hell Brook Tr.  1733 ft / 528 m
    Time:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2340 ft / 713 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2207 ft / 672 m; Extra: 133 ft / 40m
    Gain on way out:133 ft / 40 m
    Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Route:Bear Head, Hell Brook and Long Trs. and road
    End Trailhead:Hell Brook Tr.  1733 ft / 528 m
    Time:8 Hours 15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Mt. Mansfield via Bear Head

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Bear Head2012-07-11 a2340 ft / 713 m
2Mount Mansfield-Adams Apple2012-07-11 b2520 ft / 768 m
3Mount Mansfield2012-07-11 c2850 ft / 869 m
4Mount Mansfield-Upper Lip2012-07-11 d2364 ft / 721 m
5Mount Mansfield-The Nose-Visitor's Center2012-07-11 e2622 ft / 799 m
Total Trip Gain: 12696 ft / 3870 m    Total Trip Loss: 12696 ft / 3870 m



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