Mount Monadnock Climber's Log

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indianabob

indianabob - Apr 26, 2011 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2011

Beautiful day on top of Manadnock  Sucess!

My wife and I and my dad climbed via the white dot trail and descended on the White Cross Trail. The hike satrted out cloudy and foggy but the fog began to lift as we climbed out of the trees. My dad decided to stop just past the White Cross intersection and Blynn and I finished without him. He's 77 and we may not have too many more opportunities to climb with him and it was great to have him along. The whind was howling at the summit. We only saw 11 other people the whole day. from what I hear this is unprecedented.

FugueManiac

FugueManiac - Mar 18, 2011 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2010

Sunny but cold  Sucess!

A nice sunny day, warm and muddy low on the mountain, cold and windy on the top. Too many people for my liking but still a pleasant day with beautiful views from the top. Appropriately, had dinner at Annapurna in Boston that evening :)

jjdubs

jjdubs - Feb 10, 2011 9:14 am

More times than i can count  Sucess!

grew up in the shadow of Monadnock, hiked it more times than I can count.

speakorspasm - Nov 16, 2010 11:14 am

A favorite option  Sucess!

Have climbed Monadnock many times, often because of poor weather up north or because its so darn easy to get to from Boston and I'm being lazy. Cascade Link/Spellman/Pumpelly was great on my last trip and probably the route I'll end up taking from now on due to the (relatively) less crowded nature of the trail and the fun scramble section on the Spellman spur.

ScAtTeRbOnE

ScAtTeRbOnE - Oct 20, 2010 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2010

Monadnock=Open Rock  Sucess!

Expansive views all over this mountain and ridgeline. From Park HQ took Parker-Cliff Walk-Bald Rock-Smith Conn-Amphitheater-White Arrow-Monadnock Summit-Pumpelly-Town Line Mtn-Cascade Link-Park HQ. Great 7-8 Mile loop.

lambpasty

lambpasty - Sep 13, 2010 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

White Dot to Cascade Link to Spellman to Pumpelly  Sucess!

One of my favorite trail combinations to use for this peak, you begin to get some views of the surrounding hills and valleys shortly after you branch off onto the Cascade Link which follows a runoff stream the majority of the way up. Spellman is a fun scramble up to Pumpelly, and from there to the top you get periodic breaks in the trees along the ridgeline all the way to the summit.

As an alternate, this is an incredibly fun experience to do at night. Start the climb at 1-2am and you can easily make it to the top for some stargazing before the sunrise.

Tahawus

Tahawus - Jun 7, 2010 7:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2010

Mount Monadnock  Sucess!

Climbed via the Parker Trail from the Monadnock State Park Headquarters. It was nice to check out such a popular mountain on a relatively quiet day. The rugged, rocky terrain near the summit is quite spectacular. Had several glimpses of the White Mountains from Monadnock's higher slopes.

TinMan61 - May 16, 2010 12:57 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

Nice Climb  Sucess!

Got started around 8:00 and saw a few people, mostly passing me as they went up. Climbed the White Dot and descended the White Cross. A surprising amount of scrambling for so small a mountain. Wind was ferocious on top. As I came down, it seemed like there was a parade going up. Glad I got there early.

RockOn

RockOn - Jan 16, 2010 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2009

Perfect Fall Day  Sucess!

Took the family up on a perfect fall day. I think there were millions of people on the mountain that day but it didn't bother us too much. Lots of rookies...

chilkoot

chilkoot - Jan 3, 2010 10:21 pm Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2009

Icy!  Sucess!

Beautiful view and visibility from the Boston Skyline to the Presidential Range. Thin snow cover on top of thick layer of ice. Katoohlas were good enough to gain traction and enjoy a nice walk to the summit and down via the White Dot and White Arow trails.

PaulRomano

PaulRomano - Nov 29, 2009 3:51 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2009

Nice hike up pumpelly  Sucess!

Surprised how many people were on top of Monadnock considering it was late November! Great panoramic views on top with clear skies and temperatures in the 50s.

mmcguigan

mmcguigan - Nov 1, 2009 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2009

day hike  Sucess!

Fun day. Nice mountain with some great views. Found our own trail up from the tree line.

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Sep 9, 2009 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1978

White Dot  Sucess!

A memorable place--would like to return.

iditarod81

iditarod81 - Jun 29, 2009 7:40 pm

Nice hike in '07  Sucess!

Fortunately, it wasn't too crowded.

Bcorc216 - May 14, 2009 11:40 am Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2009

2 times  Sucess!

I'm in a class at my school that goes for weekend long trips with equipment from 1974 and during the winter we spent three days on the monadnock sunape greenway and recently we climbed monadnock and found a cliff for rock climbing. Aparently I'm afraid of dangling from a rope

hike765 - Feb 26, 2009 12:17 am

Boy Scouts  Sucess!

I first climbed this while I was in Boy Scouts. It was nice, not alot of traffic. I did it 2 other times with my youth group. Defintely one of my most memorable mountain hikes.

daw37

daw37 - Feb 17, 2009 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2005

Couldn't see a thing  Sucess!

Weather was awful, but I was up there with a friend so it was still fun!

dpryan999

dpryan999 - Dec 9, 2008 9:43 am Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2008

Red Spot to the Top  Sucess!

Meandering hike to the top along the Red Spot trail, breezy lunch and quick descent on the White Dot.

Athos791

Athos791 - Nov 9, 2008 10:26 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2008

Trip # 7  Sucess!

Took my seventh trip up Mt. Monadnock. Ascended the White Dot trail and descended the White Cross trail. Had beautiful conditions the entire time, hardly any wind on the summit. Alternatively i would suggest the cascade link trail, leading to the red spot trail, and then meet up with the pumpelly trail to take to the summit.

Chinigo

Chinigo - Sep 2, 2008 10:51 am Date Climbed: May 1, 1978

My first mountain  Sucess!

I first climbed this as a school field trip in 7th grade (I think - it was a long time ago) by going up the White Dot and back down the White Cross. Since then I have enjoyed hiking up and down several (6 or 7) times more, most recently in 2007 via the Marlboro. It was the first mountain I ever climbed.

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