Ascent of Mount Field on 2014-04-26

Climber: Richard Bedard

Others in Party:Brian Platt
Date:Saturday, April 26, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Mount Field
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4320 ft / 1316 m

Ascent Trip Report

Almost didn't hike today....Just as we were leaving Manchester it started to rain...On way up it would rain then stop...But as we turned on 302 we could see summit of Washington & By the time we got to Ethan Pond Trailhead it was still nice.
So we got ready & started around 8:39....Ethan Pond tr was in good shape & we bare booted it....Then we hit Willey Range Tr which isn't use as much & started to post hole..It also started to snow at this point...So we decided to put on our snowshoes to keep us up on the snow....Boy is this trail steep & then we hit the ladders...We kept our snowshoes on going up ladders ...we just took our time & made sure of our footing & had no problems.....Trail is still steep till you hit the summit of Willey. It was really starting to snow hard at this point
We opted out of going back down the way we came & just kept going on the Willey Range Tr over Field then to the A-Z Trail When we were on the Willey Range Trail to A-Z it was snowing pretty good & we got over an inch of snow when is winter gonna end LOL & then it was down to the Highland Center...About a mile from the Highland Center it started to rain & it was beginning to get miserable but at least we were almost done.....We were able to get a ride back to our car..All in all it was a nice hike
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2880 ft / 877 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2420 ft / 737 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2880 ft / 877 m
    Route:Ethan Pond , Willey Range
    Start Trailhead:Ethan Pond TH  1440 ft / 438 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2420 ft / 737 m
    Route:Willey Range , A-Z , Avalon
    End Trailhead:Crawford House  1900 ft / 579 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Willey

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Willey2014-04-262815 ft / 858 m
2Mount Field2014-04-262880 ft / 878 m
Total Trip Gain: 5695 ft / 1736 m    Total Trip Loss: 4775 ft / 1456 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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