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Ascent of Mount Avalon on 2020-12-20

Climber: Nicholas Belanger

Date:Sunday, December 20, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Avalon
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3440 ft / 1048 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second time up Willey Field and Tom and I gotta say...kind of an underrated hike. Winter-like conditions (cmon...one day off) definitely enhance these three (4), giving them all some peeks and glances both at the presis and over to the west. The Avalon summit has great views, the lookout just past the Willey summit is a super cool view of Washington.

Was expecting the A-Z trail down from Tom to be a slick ice luge but was pleasantly surprised by the nice pack. Good day out there today.

MSR Lightning Evo snowshoes the whole time. Oboz winter boots need to go I think. 10” high and heavy af. Plus the 400g insulation doesn’t seem all that great. Time to look into some better options.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1536 ft / 468 m
    Total Elevation Loss:89 ft / 27 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1536 ft / 468 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:Avalon Trail
    Start Trailhead:AMC Highland Center  1904 ft / 580 m
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:89 ft / 27 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Avalon Branch
    End Trailhead:Bottom of Avalon  3351 ft / 1021 m
    Time:5 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 20Dec2020Avalon/Wiley/Field/Tom (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Avalon2020-12-201536 ft / 468 m
2Mount Field2020-12-20969 ft / 295 m
3Mount Willey2020-12-20519 ft / 158 m
4Mount Tom2020-12-20407 ft / 124 m
Total Trip Gain: 3431 ft / 1045 m    Total Trip Loss: 3438 ft / 1048 m



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