Ascent of Pack Monadnock Mountain on 2011-06-05
|Date:||Sunday, June 5, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Pack Monadnock Mountain|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||2280 ft / 694 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI ran up the auto road to the summit during the Pack Monadnock 10 Mile race. The race starts in the town of Wilton and steadily gains elevation before making an 800 foot climb up the mountain during the last mile and a quarter.
I placed 4th. I ran the last, incredibly steep, mile in 10 minutes, but averaged under 6 min/mile until the course became progressively more difficult starting between miles 7 and 8.
This was my third visit to the summit, and today I climbed the fire tower for the first time. On my first visit, I didn't climb it because low clouds obscured the view. And on my second visit, the tower was roped off. But today was a beautiful clear day and the tower was open, and so I went up and took in the amazing view. The Boston skyline was visible far off in the distance, and plus I could see many surrounding mountains, including other peaks in the Wapack Range, and also Mt. Wachusett, Mt. Monadnock, and the White Mountains.
My wife also ran the race, and once she finished, we walked back down the auto road together.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||800 ft / 243 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||800 ft / 243 m|
| Start Trailhead:||1480 ft / 451 m|
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