Ascent of Wachusett Mountain on 2013-06-15

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Date:Saturday, June 15, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wachusett Mountain
    Elevation:1998 ft / 608 m

Ascent Trip Report

Starting 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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