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Ascent of Mount Bushnell on 2014-03-08

Climber: D Irvine

Others in Party:OTIS(collie/spaniel mixed 35lb M)
Date:Saturday, March 8, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Bushnell
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:1913 ft / 583 m

Ascent Trip Report

Another great break in the cold weather with temps nearing 50. Otis and I take the elbow trail from berkshire School to the AT. The Elbow is a sweet trail, plenty of traffic left it snowshoe packed but not a single soul to be seen and at the AT all footprints head South. North on the AT was pristine. No evidence of passage since the previous two snows- so two weeks. Had to snowshoe, was really fun! Made what I believe to be the second slight hump on the Bushnell ridge, which should be the highpoint but I will need to confirm with a follow up hike through to Jug End. Parked car at 11AM, summit 1230 and back at 230PM. Biscuits and coffee up top and used the Bushnell binoculars of course.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy



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