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Ascent of Crotched Mountain on 2012-07-17

Climber: Matt Larson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Crotched Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2060 ft / 627 m

Ascent Trip Report

Headed out early to be back for work this morning and to beat the heat, but got more than I bargained for on this one. I've heard of people getting lost on these trails (including my wife several years back) and now I believe it. There's a network of trails starting on the Mt School side that are disorganized and not well marked, though there are trail maps. After starting on the Gregg trail from the Crotched Mt Road trailhead, which is clear, I had to go through some open fields, and find some old footpaths where I could, in order to link up with the Shannon trail. Linked up to the upper ridge trail at the summit and touched several peaks. Bushwacked in several places when trails got disconnected and I got a little lost. Used the "ViewRanger" app on the iphone to track my path and find my way out.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:782 ft / 238 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:Gregg, Shannon, U Ridge, Cindy
    Trailhead:1278 ft / 389 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Hot and buggy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:44 Minutes



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