Ascent of Mount Carrigain on 2010-07-02

Climber: Charles Marshall

Others in Party:Father
Date:Friday, July 2, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Carrigain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4680 ft / 1426 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed with father. Departed trailhead off Sawyer River Road at 7:50am. Returned to trailhead at 2:30pm. Route: Signal Ridge Trail to Mt. Carrigain summit to Desolation Trail to Carrigan Notch Trail to Signal Ridge Trail to Trailhead. 8.3 miles for trip. Weather was great: cool, dry. Very windy at peak with gusts feeling around 50mph. Pace was above average (following father's pace). Only saw a few other hikers: one left trailhead around same time as us and the other we passed near the summit who was descending. Took the loop trail on the return trip to add distance and variety. Descending the desolation trail was pretty difficult: lots of loose boulders, mossy/wet rocks, and large drop steps. Enjoyed it. First 4000 peak climbed.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3200 ft / 975 m
    Elevation Loss:3200 ft / 975 m
    Distance:13.3 mi / 21.4 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Extremely Windy, Partly Cloudy
Cool, dry, windy on summit and ridge.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3200 ft / 975 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Signal Ridge Tr. to summit
    Trailhead:Sawyer River Road Trailhead  1480 ft / 451 m
    Time Up:0 Days 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3200 ft / 975 m
    Distance:8.3 mi / 13.4 km
    Route:Summit, Desolation Trail, Carrigan Notch Trail, Si
    Trailhead:Sawyer River Road Trailhead  1480 ft / 451 m
    Time Down:0 Days 4 Hours 0 Minutes

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