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Ascent of Fort Mountain on 2016-03-19

Climber: Matt Vadeboncoeur

Others in Party:Spike
Date:Saturday, March 19, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fort Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1413 ft / 430 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is my second attempt, after an earlier visit during wetter weather when I couldn't find a place off the road that was firm enough to park. It's been on the try-again list for a while, too long considering how close to home it is. This time, I parked just past the "authorized vehicles only" sign, and it was good enough. Nice straightforward walk on a gravel road. Spike loved being out today, and didn't even mind all the 4-wheelers. Great views all around, from Mt. Washington to Monadnock to the Boston skyline.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:643 ft / 195 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:643 ft / 195 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Start Trailhead:770 ft / 234 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km



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