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Ascent of Mount Avalon on 2010-09-04

Climber: Thomas Carlile

Date:Saturday, September 4, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Avalon
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3440 ft / 1048 m

Ascent Trip Report

After summiting Field for the second time we continued down the Avalon Trail, which was somewhat rocky, with an open granite slab about halfway down. After descending for a mile the trail reached the Avalon Spur, which is a short, but steep 100 yard scramble to the summit of Mount Avalon. You may be tired at the end of the day, but Avalon offers great panoramic views of the Presidential Range and Webster Cliffs.

We continued down the Avalon Trail back to the trailhead, reaching the trailhead approximately 7 hours after setting out.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1603 ft / 488 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.1 km
    Route:Avalon Spur
    Start Trailhead:Avalon Trail Spur  3360 ft / 1024 m
    Time:3 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1603 ft / 488 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Avalon Spur
    End Trailhead:Avalon Trail Head  1837 ft / 559 m
    Time:56 Minutes
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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