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Ascent of Saddle Ball Mountain on 2019-09-25

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Saddle Ball Mountain
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:3248 ft / 989 m

Ascent Trip Report

Decided to make the detour to the summit of Massachusetts's second-highest mountain, Saddle Ball Mountain. Wooded and viewless summit, but a very pretty hike on the AT to get to it, especially with the fall foliage.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:250 ft / 76 m
    Total Elevation Loss:493 ft / 150 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Loss on way in:493 ft / 150 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mt. Greylock  3491 ft / 1064 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:bushwhack, Sperry Rd, Hopper Trail
    End Trailhead:Hopper Rd  
Ascent Part of Trip: Greylock-Saddle Ball

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Greylock2019-09-252400 ft / 732 m
2Saddle Ball Mountain2019-09-25250 ft / 76 m
Total Trip Gain: 2650 ft / 808 m    Total Trip Loss: 493 ft / 150 m



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