Ascent of Hancock Hill on 2017-12-01

Climber: Bill Symonds

Others in Party:Bill Symonds -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Jeffrey Tickner
Date:Friday, December 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hancock Hill
    Elevation:502 ft / 153 m

Ascent Trip Report

Last peak in a four-peak day hike. From Hemenway Hill, we continued E on the Blue Dash Tr, which descends about 70 ft to Wolcott Path, then up to the peak. The ascent is short and easy, with only brief steep sections near the beginning. In the peak area, the woods thin out, and the peak itself is relatively easy to find about 100ft left of the trail.

After the bagging, we backtracked down to Wolcott path, then took Wolcott path all the way back to the parking lots on Rt 138, a total distance of 1.8 miles. Wolcott path is a wide dirt road with a gradual descent. Easy hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:97 ft / 29 m
    Total Elevation Loss:233 ft / 71 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
cool and partly cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:97 ft / 29 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Blue Dash Tr
    Start Trailhead:cul between Hemenway Hill & Hancock Hill  405 ft / 123 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:233 ft / 71 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Wolcott Path
    End Trailhead:Blue Hills Ski Area Parking Lot   269 ft / 81 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Great Blue Hill (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
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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