Ascent of Mount Brandon on 2014-05-09
|Others in Party:||Suzanne Lapointe|
|Date:||Friday, May 9, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3123 ft / 951 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTrail is very well marked with white posts and occasional numbered crosses, was easy to follow through the fog on the way up. Sustained steep climb, but nothing tricky, relatively easy considering the elevation gain. After descending a couple of minutes from the summit, the fog suddenly lifted and just awesome views of the Dingle Peninsula all the way out to the Blasket islands opened up. We found a spot sheltered from the wind further down and took it all in. It was just amazing and such a treat as it was so unexpected. The hike down clear skies held and it was just perfect all the way down. As we were nearing the bottom, we looked back and could see the mountain was again in the fog. We were indeed quite lucky. Great hike!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2565 ft / 781 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.4 km|
| Route:||Saint trail|
| Trailhead:||TH near R559 558 ft / 170 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy|
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