Ascent of Crotched Mountain on 2015-05-11

Climber: Max R

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, May 11, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Crotched Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2060 ft / 627 m

Ascent Trip Report

Low stratus clouds moved in as I started walking. Accidentally missed the Bypass Trail on the way up, but had some nice views because of the mistake. At the top I was surprised to find a cell tower - didn't know there was one here. The clouds had moved in enough so that there was no view - only white. I sat on the south-facing rocks for 10 minutes and enjoyed watching the clouds whisk by. On the way down I went a bit slower. Watched an interesting interaction between two chickadees, and also climbed a fantastic beech tree. Caught the bypass trail on the way down. Back at the car it was sunny with patchy clouds again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:820 ft / 249 m
    Total Elevation Loss:820 ft / 249 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Started mostly sunny, overcast clouds moved in during hike
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:790 ft / 240 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 760 ft / 231 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Route:Gregg Accessible Trail, Shannon's Trail
    Start Trailhead:1300 ft / 396 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:790 ft / 240 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 760 ft / 231 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Route:Shannon's Trail, Bypass Trail, GAT
    End Trailhead:1300 ft / 396 m
    Time:45 Minutes

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