Ascent of Mount Mansfield on 2019-07-16

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Daniel Musser
Date:Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Mansfield
    Elevation:4393 ft / 1338 m

Ascent Trip Report

Flew into Burlington and my son met me at the airport and we drove up to Underhill State Park on the western side of Mount Mansfield and parked. We hiked up the Laura Crowley Trail which is short and steep. It begins class 1 and rapidly becomes class 1+ and there are a lot of class 2 slabs and class 2+ areas where hands are down to negotiate ledges. One might argue a few of the crux moves make it to easy class 3 with some arm work necessary to pull up but never anything that requires much strength - but this is a beautifully laid out trail system through steep rocky areas. The Krummhotz area gives way to a large exposed rocky mastiff play ground. After bagging the true peak (chin) we traversed the rocky top over to gain the nose and then walked over two other peakbagger features (upper and lower lip) before returning on the more gradual Sunrise Trail back to the car. The weather was cloudy most of the day and very windy at times but by late afternoon sun was out.

We climbed the first big peak ("chin") in 1 hour and 18 minutes gaining 2600 feet in 2.3 miles. A good clip. My 43rd state highpoint completed and 9th with my son Daniel
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2769 ft / 843 m
    Total Elevation Loss:210 ft / 63 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Grade/Class:1,1+,2,2+ (some 3)
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Windy, Partly Cloudy
88F Hot Windy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2579 ft / 786 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2559 ft / 779 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:Parking lot State Park  1834 ft / 559 m
    Time:1 Hours 18 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:190 ft / 57 m
    Gain on way out:190 ft / 57 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:see GPS
Ascent Part of Trip: Mansfield

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Mansfield2019-07-16 a2769 ft / 844 m
2Mount Mansfield-The Nose2019-07-16 b570 ft / 174 m
3Mount Mansfield-Upper Lip2019-07-16 c4 ft / 1 m
4Mount Mansfield-Lower Lip2019-07-16 d30 ft / 9 m
Total Trip Gain: 3373 ft / 1028 m    Total Trip Loss: 620 ft / 189 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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