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Ascent of Becket Mountain on 2007-09-09

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:picked up by Rose
Date:Sunday, September 9, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Becket Mountain
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:2178 ft / 663 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day #109 - HUGS & KISSES
Left the cabin very excited under heavily overcast sky, after blueberry pancakes, tipped Kevin, the caretaker. I was really anxious to meet up w Rose, Dalton, MA9, Main st - concerned that she might have had problems on her drive to Dalton. Had about 1/2 hour of light rain at mid-day, no poncho. I teared somewhat as I thought about Rose throughout the day.
Arrived Dalton at 16h45 hours. Descending the last hill "Day Mountain" something told me that Rose would be at the bottom (Depot Road) & not at Main Street. - I hollered "yo Rose" a number of times !!! to my surprise, finally I hear a faint "Beeen" !!! Rushed to an emotional warm reunion with "hugs & kisses" and of course lots of tears. As usual she had drinks and food.
We went to Shamrock Village Inn for the night, looking forward to tomorrow's last day on the AT.

"SOME DO DREAM .... SOME DO .... FEW DO BOTH"
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:778 ft / 237 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:778 ft / 237 m
    Distance:20.6 mi / 33.2 km
    Route:AT day #109 nb-Upper goose pond cabin/Dalton Hotel
    Start Trailhead:Upper goose pond cabin  1400 ft / 426 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:AT nb to walling mtn
    End Trailhead:Dalton rtes #8/9,Shamrock village inn  



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