Ascent of Wachusett Mountain on 2013-06-15
|Date:||Saturday, June 15, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||1998 ft / 608 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarting from the ski area parking lot, I took the Balance Rock and Old Indian Trails to the summit. These trails were muddy in spots but otherwise in good shape. I enjoyed the summit view, and on this clear day the view included the Boston skyline and the mountains and hills of southern New Hampshire. About 50 other people were up there.
This is my first milestone, as it completes my MA county highpoint list. I got off to a quick start on the list a couple of years ago, but then put the project on the back burner. I revived the effort last month, and this finishes the last of the two that I still needed. There was some nice variety on this list, with urban "hiking" in Boston, walking along the coast in Nantucket, a few pleasant bushwhacks, and a couple of real mountains.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||965 ft / 294 m|
| Route:||Balance Rock/Old Indian Trails|
| Trailhead:||Ski Lodge 1033 ft / 314 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Hot, Breezy, Clear|
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