Ascent of Bread Loaf Mountain on 2018-02-18

Climber: David Darby

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 18, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bread Loaf Mountain
    Elevation:3835 ft / 1168 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bread Loaf & Wilson via Emily Proctor trail/shelter

There was 6+" of new snow overnight. Some of the roads were not plowed on the drive over. Parked the car on S. Lincoln road at the intersection with FR 201. There are "No Parking" signs here and that it is used as a snowplow turn-around. I kind of parked on the side of the road (in a snowbank) so the plows could clear the "parking lot" if they showed up - they didn't.

09:27 - Terri and I departed on FR 201, headed to the Emily Proctor trailhead, then to the shelter, then to Broad loaf & then Wilson. We started with snowshoes and pulled our sleds. At the beginning, there were fresh cross country ski tracks. We eventually caught the guy on his descent about 1 mile in. The going was slow as we were breaking trail and Terri was not the experienced with snowshoes. Eventually she swapped to hillsounds which was less clunky than the snowshoes, but not any quicker.

12:45 - I arrived at the Emily Proctor shelter. I dropped my sled and pack and turned around to check on Terri. She had been trialing behind and working hard on the ascent. I found her a few minutes back down the trail. She wanted to return to the car so I gave her her sled and ~1:00pm she went on her way.

13:15 - I returned to the shelter, and then headed to Broad Loaf breaking trail again. I lost the trail a couple of times, but using my new Garmin inReach Explorer+ I was able to easily find the trail and make it to the summit.

13:35 - Broad Loaf summit (81/100). Quick pictures and return to the shelter.

13:50 - Back at the Emily Protor shelter. Now on to Wilson.

14:15 - Wilson summit (82/100)! Quick pictures and return to the shelter.

14:30 - Back at the Emily Proctor Shelter. Now things get fun. Snowshoes - off. Backpack on. Sled ready to go. The descent beings.

14:45 - 15 mins of sledding and I've cleared 1,000+' of vertical. Video is here:

15:00 - Snowshoes back on and the long march out

16:00 - Back at the car. 6.5 hrs, ~11 miles - a lot of breaking trail, and some fun sledding.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2546 ft / 776 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2546 ft / 776 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Emily Proctor trail
    Start Trailhead:FR201 intersection  1289 ft / 392 m
    Time:4 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 2018-02-18 - Emily Proctor

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bread Loaf Mountain2018-02-182546 ft / 776 m
2Mount Wilson2018-02-18 
Total Trip Gain: 2546 ft / 776 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Darby
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