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Ascent of Hemenway Hill on 2017-12-01

Climber: Bill Symonds

Others in Party:Jeffrey Tickner
Date:Friday, December 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hemenway Hill
    Location:USA-Massachusetts
    Elevation:476 ft / 145 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was peak #3 in a 4-peak hike. From Wolcott Hill, we headed NE on the Blue Dash Trail. The trail descend, crosses the dirt road, and up the SW slope of Hemenway Hill. After a couple switchbacks, the grade levels out and the subtle peak is 100ft or so off to the left of the trail. It is not immediately obvious, but the woods thin out a bit near the peak area, making it easier to walk around to confirm the high point. While we were there, a pile of rocks marked the spot that appeared to us to be the peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:121 ft / 36 m
    Total Elevation Loss:71 ft / 21 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Partly cloud, cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:121 ft / 36 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Skyline Tr
    Start Trailhead:Dirt rd between Wolcott Hill and Hemenway Hill  355 ft / 108 m
    Time:18 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:71 ft / 21 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Skyline Tr
    End Trailhead:cul between Hemenway Hill & Hancock Hill  405 ft / 123 m
    Time:3 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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