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Ascent of Big Jay on 2011-11-09

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Jay
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:3786 ft / 1153 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fumbled finding the Big Jay Herd Path which leaves the Long Trail just past the Jay Peak Ski Area and snow fence, a bit of blowdown at start otherwise a pretty well beaten trail at times other than many mud wallows along the way. Sun was setting at summit with a snow sled hanging tied up in tree to mark it. Headlamp on finally down in col back to Jay Peak. Shooting star lit my sky sitting down to sup in ski trail and town lights below. A full moon with the evening star near to it shared the night sky with lights below at a later rest stop returning to Jay Pass.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2101 ft / 640 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2101 ft / 640 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1851 ft / 564 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1601 ft / 488 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.4 km
    Route:Long Trail & Herd Path
    Start Trailhead:Jay Pass  2185 ft / 665 m
    Time:2 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1851 ft / 564 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1601 ft / 488 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Gain on way out:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    Route:Herd Path & Long Trail
    End Trailhead:Jay Pass  2185 ft / 665 m
    Time:2 Hours 50 Minutes



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