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courtesy GAshford
courtesy GAshford
Catamount's sub-summit
Catamount's summit
Light-n-fresh
The iceman cometh
Little ups and downs
Gettin' closer
courtesy GAshford
courtesy GAshford
Popcorn-snow tree
Wintry Cairn
Another smilin' GAS shot
Graham and sub-summit
The summit of Catamount
Esther from the north
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.
Dynamic Descent
Melanie, too
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.
courtesy GAshford
Franklin Falls Pond
McKenzie Sunset
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.
All-in-one GPS Trackmap, Annotated Topo Map, and Picture Location Viewer - Catamount Mtn - click map to view

Hike Data Summary
Start Time:
11:39AM
Start Elevation:
1650ft (503m) *
End Time:
3:43PM
Max Elevation:
3200ft (975m) *
Duration:
4h3m
Min Elevation:
1628ft (496m) *
Distance:
5.86 km (3.64 mi)
End Elevation:
1644ft (501m) *
Average Speed:
1.4 km/hr (0.9 mph)
* : +/ 75 feet
Elevation profile over distance and time
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