Date Climbed: 12/05/2009
Distance: 3.6 miles
Low Elevation: 1960 feet
High Elevation: 3420 feet
Elevation Gain: 1460 feet
Elevation Loss: 1460 feet
Start Location: Greenleaf TH
Finish Location: Greenleaf TH
Route: Greenleaf Trail to just past col, then mostly direct route to summit and back
Weather: Overcast w/ ceiling above Layfayette, 30s, ceiling down to Eagle Cliff by the finish and snowing.
Companions: New Hampshire, Steve, Al Dwyer, Pamola, WhichWay, BigMoose, McRat, Carl Cressey, K-Man, Julie, RoySwkr
Marc Howes invited me along for his big finish – the New England 3k list. 452 down, 1 to go at Eagle Cliff. We met in the lot where everyone was a familiar face or at least a familiar name. My buddy Brian was there, as well as Carl, Al, BigMoose, WhichWay, Pamola, K-Man, Julie, Steve, McRat and Kevin. The Greenleaf trail is deceptively nice at first, but then gets somewhat steep. Arriving in the col, there were some views to be had back towards the notch and up towards Lafayette. Of course, seeing a big outcrop, I had to climb it, which was something of an adventure, especially getting back down.