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Ascent of Mount Mansfield on 2015-05-25

Climber: David J. Rhude

Others in Party:Sandra Peterson
Date:Monday, May 25, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mansfield
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:4393 ft / 1338 m

Ascent Trip Report

hike up a very steep trail with my love Sandra Peterson. we start off about 9 am, make good time on the climb. meet a few folks along the way. we encounter some snow on the trail high up. cool & partly cloudy. we take the very short side trip to "The Adam's Apple" for the view. we have a short section of rock scramble that scares sandra. actually pretty exposed. she has never done any climbing outside like this. we arrive at the summit with Green Mountain guide hanging out. the climb up takes 2 hour 5 minute. we linger for 30 minute as as some rain moves in... we head down the Profanity Trail (Bad Weather Trail) i actually posthole my left knee in some snow... not good. it rains & the rock is very slick. we go slow. we stop at the Taft Lodge! we have a steady but slow descent. we meet up with x, Dean of University of Vermont Medical School. nice chat!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3343 ft / 1018 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3423 ft / 1043 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy
cool, rain on the way down
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3343 ft / 1018 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3093 ft / 942 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:Vermont Long Trail South
    Start Trailhead:Vermont Long Trailhead along Highway 108  1300 ft / 396 m
    Time:2 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3173 ft / 967 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:Profanity Trail to via Taft Lodge Vermont Long Tra
    End Trailhead:Vermont Long Trailhead along Highway 108  1220 ft / 371 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: New York & Vermont High Points Expedition (8 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Marcy2015-05-223166 ft / 965 m
2Mount Mansfield2015-05-253343 ft / 1019 m
Total Trip Gain: 6509 ft / 1984 m    Total Trip Loss: 6589 ft / 2008 m



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