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Ascent of Honwee Mountain on 2017-09-24

Climber: Robert Murray

Date:Sunday, September 24, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Honwee Mountain
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:2313 ft / 705 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Lulu brook cascade parking area. Headed north out of parking area to Honwee loop trail. I took the northern side first which ascents directly up ridge to summit. Trail is in bad condition. There are no water bars installed so the lower section is a gully. Some sections are overgrown. There is a mountain bike trail the switchbacks all the way up that is used often so it is in better shape, however a much longer hike up. Summit has no view and is rather flat with no distinct summit marker.

The trip down is off the back or west side to continue loop and then to south and east. I jump over to the Lulu brook trail for the rest of decent. The two trails run right next to each other. The brook trail is more interesting and challenging with some exposure of the chasm of the brook.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1006 ft / 306 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1006 ft / 306 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Honwee loop trail -north side
    Start Trailhead:second parking area  1307 ft / 398 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:Honwee loop trail to lulu brook



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