Ascent of Mount Field-Northwest Summit on 2014-08-21
|Others in Party:||supported by Rose|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, August 21, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Mount Field-Northwest Summit|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4280 ft / 1304 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA clockwise loop trail-hike to 4 peaks ..... 7.4 miles, 5h20 hours RT including all stops.
I came here to do this clockwise trail loop-hike primarily to bag Mount Field-Northwest Summit ..... the only outstanding peak in my PB List "North East USA Triple Divide Points".
The loop-hike is a typical White Mountain trail hike (rocky and steep in places).
I left the TH at Crawford Notch southbound on the Avalon Trail 1.8 miles to MOUNT AVALON, where it continues southbound for another 1 mile and climbs/ends at the T-Junction with the Willey Range Trail (44.19683,-71.43403). A left turn on the Willey Range trail took me southeast 100 yards to the MOUNT FIELD summit with a huge cairn.
I returned to the T-Junction and continued northwest on the Willey Range trail 125 yards to its height-of-land with the MOUNT FIELD-NORTHWEST SUMMIT visible to the left (west) inside the dense woods. Look for the largest rock on the trail, a herd path climbs left 10 yards to the obvious wooded summit, my GPS 44.19698,-71.43507 (3 miles from TH).
I continued/descended westbound on the Willey Range trail .9 miles to a right (north) on the A-Z trail, then at 80 yards picked up the Mount Tom Spur trail westbound (left) .6 miles to the MOUNT TOM summit (4.5 miles from the TH).
I descended back to the A-Z trail (.6 miles) then continued north on the A-Z/Avalon Trail (2.3 miles) to the TH at Crawford Notch .... for a total loop distance of 7.4 miles.
"MAY YOUR TROUBLES BE LESS AND YOUR BLESSINGS BE MORE,
AND NOTHING BUT HAPPINESS COME THROUGH YOUR DOOOR." ............. irish saying
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||30 ft / 9 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gain on way in:||30 ft / 9 m|
| Distance:||0.6 mi / 1 km|
| Route:||willey range tr wb from mount field|
| Start Trailhead:||mount field 4250 ft / 1295 m|
| Route:||willey tr wb to mount tom|
| End Trailhead:||mount tom |
|Ascent Part of Trip: field 1|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2951 ft / 899 m Total Trip Loss: 371 ft / 113 m
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