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Ascent of Gore Mountain on 2020-07-20

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, July 20, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Gore Mountain
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:3332 ft / 1015 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove to the trailhead on VT114 and found the trail very well signed, blazed, and mapped. Unfortunately, I found out while looking at their map that there's a trailhead on the SE side of the mountain that cuts the hiking distance in half and has two vistas along the way. I figured that I wouldn't get any views on thia hike, so I was a bit jealous. The first mile was low pitch, boggy, and buggy. There were parts that were overgrown enough that I was glad I was wearing pants, but not enough that the tread was hard to follow. The upper portions increased in steepness, only to max out at a moderate pitch. Clouds got dark after mile two and began raining shortly thereafter until I made the summit. The canopy helped, but my arms, legs, and feet were mostly wet. The summit cabin is run down, but is still a shelter.

The Sun came out for my hike down. There are two vistas on this side of the mountain, but the upper one on the double white blazed spur is seriously impeded by middle aged pines, and the one by the gravel pit is not super scenic. I got some glimpses of distant hills, but again, I didn't expect views today. This was primarily a hike for the lists. I did end up enjoying being out in the rain for once and dried off pretty quickly afterward.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2037 ft / 620 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Route:Gore Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:VT 144  1375 ft / 419 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 29 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 31 Minutes



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