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Ascent of Mount Washington on 2015-05-17

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Date:Sunday, May 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

NOTE: Stats for the whole loop are here.

On 5/17, I did a loop hike over Mounts Washington and Clay. I started from the lot on Base Rd, taking the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail and the Crawford Path to the top. Down low, below 3,000', there was no snow (although the whole trail below the trees was very wet). From 3,000' to the top, the trail had intermittent snow- some patches were quite deep. Only used spikes for one short section. Above treeline, there was almost no snow.

This ascent of George was unique in that the it got more clear as I climbed; usually, it got more socked-in as I climbed. By the time I got to the top of Washington, there were great views all around!

Took a 45 min. lunch break on the summit and then headed over to Mt. Clay.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4550 ft / 1386 m
    Total Elevation Loss:750 ft / 228 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.3 mi / 18.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3800 ft / 1158 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path
    Start Trailhead:Base Rd.  2488 ft / 758 m
    Time:2 Hours 55 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:750 ft / 228 m
    Gain on way out:750 ft / 228 m
    Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Route:Trinity Heights Connector, Gulfside, Clay Loop, Je
    End Trailhead:Base Rd.  
    Time:3 Hours 5 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Washington/Clay

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Washington2015-05-174550 ft / 1387 m
2Mount Clay2015-05-17 
2Mount Clay-South Peak2015-05-17 
Total Trip Gain: 4550 ft / 1387 m    Total Trip Loss: 750 ft / 229 m



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