Ascent of East Royce Mountain on 2016-11-23

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Date:Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:East Royce Mountain
    Elevation:3114 ft / 949 m

Ascent Trip Report

I ascended from the north on the Burnt Mill Brook Trail, and then headed to East Royce first, going up to the wide open ledges, and continuing along the lesser-used trail across the four summit bumps. Next I retraced my steps back to the Burnt Mill Brook trail junction, and went up West Royce. There wasn't any snow at lower elevations, but there was a heavy dusting of it higher up, along with some ice here and there, which required caution.

The start of the lesser-used trail that continues north to the true summit of East Royce isn't obvious, but I found it. I removed a couple pieces of flagging tape I found along the way. I enjoyed some additional views while following that thin trail, so it's worth it even for those who don't care whether they reach the true summit or not.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2114 ft / 644 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2114 ft / 644 m
    Route:Burnt Mill Bk-Royce Conn-E Royce Trails
    Start Trailhead:1000 ft / 304 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Royce (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1East Royce Mountain2016-11-23 a2114 ft / 644 m
2West Royce Mountain2016-11-23 b600 ft / 183 m
Total Trip Gain: 2714 ft / 827 m

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