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Ascent of Wolcott Hill on 2017-12-01

Climber: Bill Symonds

Others in Party:Jeffrey Tickner
Date:Friday, December 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wolcott Hill
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:463 ft / 141 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the second peak in a four-peak hike with the esteemed Coach Tickner. Coming from the west on Skyline Trail, this is short hike with a couple of steep rocky sections. The trail is marked relatively well with blue dashes. The peak is 100 ft or so to the right of the trail and takes some pushing through shrubbery to bag. Its exact location is not obvious because there are few rocky outcroppings nearby that look about the same.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:93 ft / 28 m
    Total Elevation Loss:108 ft / 32 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy and cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:93 ft / 28 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Blue Dash Tr, Skyline Tr
    Start Trailhead:Lake between Great Blue Hill and Wolcott Hill  370 ft / 112 m
    Time:12 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:108 ft / 32 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Skyline Tr
    End Trailhead:Dirt rd between Wolcott Hill and Hemenway Hill  355 ft / 108 m
    Time:6 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Great Blue Hill (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Great Blue Hill2017-12-01371 ft / 113 m
2Wolcott Hill2017-12-0193 ft / 28 m
3Hemenway Hill2017-12-01121 ft / 37 m
4Hancock Hill2017-12-0197 ft / 30 m
Total Trip Gain: 682 ft / 208 m    Total Trip Loss: 682 ft / 208 m



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