Ascent of Massaemett Mountain on 2020-10-09

Climber: Lisa Barboza

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, October 9, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Massaemett Mountain
    Elevation:1594 ft / 485 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was able to park at the "Ledges" parking lot, which is small and holds 3 cars. I was the first one there in the morning. There is an overflow lot a few 100 feet that you pass on the road.

Once you reach the summit, on trails, well maintained, a total of 73 steps take you to the fire tower observatory, but the top is closed due to COVID. Tower built in 1909 and gorgeous corkscrew stone staircase.

I logged several red-breasted nuthatches, black capped chickadees, ruffed grouse and several sparrow. Glorious fall foliage formed a carpet that was reminiscent of Joseph's coat.

I loved this hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:282 ft / 85 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.3 mi / 5.4 km
    Trailhead:1312 ft / 399 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Lisa Barboza
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