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Ascent of Equinox Mountain on 2020-03-21

Climber: Rick Cushing

Date:Saturday, March 21, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Equinox Mountain
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

Quick and easy ascent up Mt. Equinox via the Red Gate Trail. Total hike time of 2:59, which included a 10 minute detour coming down off the summit where we initially missed the right turn and continued straight for a bit before realizing the error. Great views from the summit. Following this hike, I drove 25 minutes north to Mt. Dorset and hiked it. Although slightly longer mileage, it has less elevation gain and had a hike time of only 15 minutes longer than Equinox. Easily to combine the two in a single day to maximize driving efficiency.

6.03 miles | 2:59 hike time

I couldn't load my GPX track here due to the # of points in the file, so I am linking out to Garmin Connect activity:
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4682020497

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Summit view (2020-03-21). Photo by Rick Cushing.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2940 ft / 896 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2940 ft / 896 m
    Start Trailhead:Red Gate Trail  900 ft / 274 m
Descent Statistics



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