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Ascent of Stratton Mountain on 2002-08-15

Climber: Richard Spalinger

Others in Party:None
Date:Thursday, August 15, 2002
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Stratton Mountain
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:3940 ft / 1200 m

Ascent Trip Report

Just a straightforward ascent with no difficulties. Just the hot weather made it uncomfortable. Ther were a couple of other people hiking the mountain.

Access to the trailhead was over a dirt road - and it was a long approach from Rt. 7 to the parking area.

The trail up was the well traveled LT & AT. Not any problem at all, all moderate climbing at worst. The top of the mountain was well covered by trees, and although there were buildings and a fire tower no views were available (the tower ladder was closed). So, the hike was partly a washout for pictures.

The plaque at the top describing the origin of the LT & AT was memorable.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1711 ft / 521 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1711 ft / 521 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Warm-summer
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1711 ft / 521 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:Long Trail/AT
    Start Trailhead:Arlington/Wardsboro road  2229 ft / 679 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1711 ft / 521 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    End Trailhead:Arlington/Wardsboro road  2229 ft / 679 m
    Time:3 Hours 



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