Ascent of Mineral Hills on 2016-03-31

Climber: Christopher Bascomb

Others in Party:Miles & Macy
Date:Thursday, March 31, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mineral Hills
    Elevation:810 ft / 246 m

Ascent Trip Report

Kestrel Land Trust and the City of Northampton have done a nice job creating this small recreation area on the Westhampton boarder. The old quarry is very cool so pay a visit when walking by. The southern peak is accessible on the main summit trail and is a nice walk through classic New England fields turned to forest. The northern peak is on private property and does not have a trail to the summit. Listofjohns has the northern peak listed but no one has ever claimed to bother to tray and walk to it. It would be a bitch, I considered it but the mountain laurel is very thick. The topo shows 810 feet or so but my GPS new went above 800 but I am finding this with the quadrangle of my area. The coordinates and elevations are not exact. Nice walk and worth the visit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:360 ft / 109 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cool, Breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:360 ft / 109 m
    Start Trailhead:450 ft / 137 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Christopher Bascomb
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