We reached the summit shortly after 2pm, but did not stay for long. On the way down, we chose to ditch the crampons and take our chances slipping and sliding. In any case, we'd discovered that there was little actual ice under the snow, and, for the most part, the way down was a quick and easy boot slide.
Overall, this hike turned out pretty nicely. We lucked out with a brief window of sunny weather, and it wasn't too cold. The only thing I would wish for (and have been wishing for for some time now this season) is ... SNOW, and LOTS OF IT! I'm getting tired of this thin-bit-of-loose-snow-over-rock stuff!
If you want to see Graham's Trip Writeup of this hike, click here
The map below is a fully-interactive google-based map, with the location of our Catamount Mountain hike highlighted and the actual GPS tracklog shown in red. If you double-click on the map, you will get a full-size popup that includes the GPS track in 10x higher detail, clickable icons for each picture taken on the hike, and the ability to view all of this on a highway, satellite, or USGS topographic map.