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Ascent of Mount Field on 2010-09-04

Climber: Thomas Carlile

Date:Saturday, September 4, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Field
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4320 ft / 1316 m

Ascent Trip Report

After coming down the Tom Spur we found the junction with the Willey Range Trail about 100 yards away off the A-Z Trail. The Willey Range Trail to Mount Field is fairly mellow. The trail surface is predominantly soil, with a few rocky sections. The ascent up Mount Field is shallow, and uniform with fleeting views through the trees on either side.

The summit of Mount Field is wooded and broad, and offers little in the way of panoramic views, though there is a small overlook to the North from which the Mount Washington Hotel can be seen. Jadyn and I reached the summit of Field as the clouds were beginning to clear giving us our first decent views of the trip.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:600 ft / 182 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
By the time we reached the Field summit the clouds had cleared and we had good views from the limite
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Willey Range Trail
    Start Trailhead:Willey Range Trail and Tom Spur  3720 ft / 1133 m
    Time:29 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:Field Summit  4320 ft / 1316 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Willey Range 2010 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Tom2010-09-042214 ft / 675 m
2Mount Field2010-09-04600 ft / 183 m
3Mount Willey2010-09-04255 ft / 78 m
4Mount Field2010-09-04320 ft / 98 m
5Mount Avalon2010-09-0480 ft / 24 m
Total Trip Gain: 3469 ft / 1058 m    Total Trip Loss: 3469 ft / 1058 m



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