Ascent of Mount Field on 2014-04-28

Climber: Megan Cheney

Date:Monday, April 28, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Field
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4320 ft / 1316 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was our second peak of the day. We started our way to Field from the summit of Willey. We flew through the decline of Willey to get to the valley that ran between the two. The way up was quick and we powered from Willey to Field in no time. We relaxed for quite a bit when we did reach the summit. When we got up there our view was hindered by the low sitting clouds, but after praising the SunGod the clouds created an opening right where we needed it. We snapped some pics and then carried on towards Tom and Avalon because our third member of our party wasn't comfortable descending back down the steep incline we just came from. We took the Willey Range down to connect with the o' so familiar Avalon Trail. At the intersection we took the extra time to do the 100 yards up to Avalon so our third member could see it (and why the heck would we pass up on an easy 100 yards to something so beautiful). At the top there was a second party of three who were enjoying some sandwiches and the newly found sun. Avalon looked completely different from when we hiked it a few weeks ago. The snow had cleared off the summit and all of the boulders were fully exposed. We headed back down Avalon toward the Cogway Station along Route 302 at about 4PM. We did a few river crossings and played on the rocks and waterfalls before leaving. Once we made it back to the road, we decided to walk along the un"active" railway to meet back up with the beginning of the Willey Range Trail. This was a flat three miles- Seemed like forever though... just walking straight...but we did yondered across some cool little historical sightings along the way. We made it back to the car at around 5:30PM and headed home by 6PM. Had a little bear sighting across route 16 in North Conway... They are awake.
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    Route:Willey Range-Mount Field
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