Ascent of Big Jay on 2010-10-02

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Others in Party:Ruby
another woman and John
Date:Saturday, October 2, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Jay
    Elevation:3786 ft / 1153 m

Ascent Trip Report

I led Jay Peak & Big Jay hike on 10/2/2010. Ruby, Dominika, Carol and Scott joined. Also, Julie led her hike on the same day at the same location. She had Jim, Tim, and another woman. Julie's hiking group had plan to thru-hike, but, they couldn't. So we decided to hike together as a big group. From Rt 242, it's 1.7 miles to Jay Peak summit, it took 1 hour 10-20min. We took a big brake at the summit building. (Ate lunch, relaxed) Then, we left there and moved onto LT North w/ Ski Trail. We reached the 2 wooden fences. When we over these fences, we entered to Big Jay area. The Long Trail eventually diverged, left one is herd path which brings us Big Jay summit and right one is Long Trail North (reach to Canada boundary). We took herd path and reached Big Jay around 1:20PM or so. We signed on Notes in the glass bottle. (Unfortunately, Big Jay canister is dissapeared and glass bin was there.) We took pics and left and came back to Jay Peak. We took a break again, then, hiked out to RT 242. The herd path toward Big Jay was VERY muddy.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1566 ft / 477 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1566 ft / 477 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1566 ft / 477 m
    Route:Long Trail North
    Start Trailhead:Rt 242 LT Jay Pass  2220 ft / 676 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1566 ft / 477 m
    Route:Long Trail South
    End Trailhead:Rt 242 LT Jay Pass  2220 ft / 676 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Jays Hike

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Jay Peak2010-10-021638 ft / 499 m
2Big Jay2010-10-021566 ft / 477 m
Total Trip Gain: 3204 ft / 976 m    Total Trip Loss: 3204 ft / 976 m

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