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Ascent of Mount Tom on 2014-11-16

Climber: Robert Larkin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, November 16, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Tom
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4051 ft / 1234 m

Ascent Trip Report

It was about 20 degrees at the Trailhead and cloudy. Ethan Pond Trail starts off fairly steep but then levels out (more or less) till Ethan Pond trail breaks left and the ascent continues on Willey Range trail which is extremely steep and a difficult climb. Ice and snow added to that difficulty. Despite the cold, by the time I attained the summit, of Mount Willey, I was drenched in sweat. The gloves and hat had come up and I headed to Mount Field. Due to the difficulty of the ascent to Mount Willey, I was feeling pretty spent, but I continued on anyway. A light snow had begun and by the time I reached Mount Tom, it was coming down fairly steadily. The return trip was brutal - my legs were very tired from that initial ascent and I couldn't wait to get to the descent on the other side of Willey. Naturally, after completing this intense hike, I felt much better about myself - especially after I got a coffee and a beer.
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On the trail (2014-11-16). Photo by Robert Larkin.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2531 ft / 771 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2531 ft / 771 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.2 mi / 16.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2531 ft / 771 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:Ethan Pond to Willey Range Trail
    Start Trailhead:Willey Station Rd.  1520 ft / 463 m
    Time:6 Hours 47 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2531 ft / 771 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:Ethan Pond to Willey Range Trail
    End Trailhead:1520 ft / 463 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Larkin
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