Thursday, May 16, 2013

Trail Report: Mount Monadnock

May 4, 2013

Tony, Gary, Damien and myself went off to hike Mount Monadnock.  Gary is still working up to a 4000' footer and this was Damien's first ever hike so even though we just did Monadnock a few weeks ago we decided to do it again.  This time we went up Pumpelly Trail.  I have not done all the trails on Monadnock, but to date this is my favorite.  Pumpelly runs along the ridge/edge of the mountain and is 4.5 miles to the summit with some very nice views along the way.  The temps were in the 60's and clear skies, a very nice day for a hike.


Trailhead sign

Pumpelly was mostly flat for a while

Damien's first hike

Starting to get nice views

Going up a little higher for pictures

I believe this is looking East

Gary, Damien, Tony
I think that is North and South Pack in the background


A PUD (pointless up and down)

Not the summit, but one of two false peaks you go over

The summit of Monadnock is behind Tony

Rock scramble

Me again

About 3 miles into the hike (4.5m one way)

Getting steeper

Seeing the hills I would say I am looking North here

More rock scrambles

Getting closer

Damien standing on a huge rock

A little snow still hanging around

A marsh?  I don't know but it looked cool

Another massive rock slab

Why I'm not a fan of this mountain, it's always a city at the summit

Gary holding his last snowball of the season

Last push to the summit

We hiked the entire ridge line in this photo

USGS Marker at the summit 3,165'

Gary & Damien at the summit

Tony at the summit

Summit brews

View from the summit

Heading back down

 GPS Track #1

GPS Track #2

Summit of Mount Monadnock: 3,165'
Total Hike Time: 6h5m
Distance: 9.16m
Elevation Gain: 2,512'
Trails: Pumpelly Trail

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