Ascent of Mount Franklin on 2010-08-22

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Others in Party:Will
Date:Sunday, August 22, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Franklin
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5000 ft / 1524 m

Ascent Trip Report

Next of Monroe is Mt Franklin from the Lake of the Clouds Hut. This is not listed mtn for NH 48 peaks, but, we had to hike because Crawford Path goes through this peak. 3 out of 5 hikers in my hiking group grabbed this peak on Aug 22nd during raininig/windy weather.

After leaving Lake of the Clouds Hut on 22nd morning, Sunday, the 5th mountain we peakbagged was Mt Moroe which was only 0.3 miles or so from Hut on our 3 days presi. Traverse hike. On 22nd, it was raining almost all day long. So we started with covered backpack w/ rain jacket. A bit unpleasant hike at the last day of Presi. Traverse, unfortunately. 3 out of 5 hikers in my hiking group only aimed the last day hike to peakbag 4 more mountains (3 listed and 1 un-listed). Since weather wasn't really good, we kept relatively faster pace throughout the day.

We left hut around 8AM and reached to Monroe summit at 8:15AM. When we got to next 1-2 peaks, we were not sure which one was the highest peak of Franklin because of bad weather. But we could identified Mt Eisenhower summit because of its bold summit. We reached there at 9:30AM. After taking 1-2 pics, we immediately left.
The last mountain we needed to peakbag was Mt Pierce and we got there at 10:20AM. After then, we just had to get out from mountain range to escape from rain/wind. We came back to AMC Highland Center at 12:10PM. We were soaked wet. After changing cloths, we had hot soup and bread there. I enjoyed 3 days hike with Fred, Sharon, Will and Rene.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:12 ft / 3 m
    Elevation Loss:3700 ft / 1128 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Raining, Cold, Very Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:12 ft / 3 m
    Route:Crawford Path
    Trailhead:Lake of the Clouds Hut  5012 ft / 1527 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3700 ft / 1128 m
    Route:Crawford Path
    Trailhead:AMC Highland Center  1300 ft / 396 m
Ascent Part of Trip: PresiTraverse (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Mount Monroe-West Peak2010-08-22
1Mount Adams2010-08-20
2Mount Madison2010-08-20
3Mount Jefferson2010-08-21
4Mount Clay2010-08-21
5Mount Washington2010-08-21
6Mount Monroe2010-08-22
7Mount Franklin2010-08-22
8Mount Eisenhower2010-08-22
9Mount Pierce2010-08-22

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