Ascent of Mount Hancock on 2010-12-22

Climber: Karine Thate

Others in Party:Jeff
Date:Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hancock
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4400 ft / 1341 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started off first day of winter with a double hike with Jeff - Hancocks and Osceolas. Just a light snow falling and not too cold - we had a great hike of Hancocks. Steep trail up was a bit of a challenging with loose snow and just microspikes but we made it okay - was different than last time when we hiked Arrow Slide. Lots of snow on the way down made butt sledding a breeze - pretty much slide all the way back to the trail junction. Trail/woods were just beautiful this morning - made the 10 mile trip in about 4.5 hours. No one else on the trails.

Then off to Osceolas - just a half mile up the road - but so much less snow, (plenty of ice though) which made the steep climb a challenge. Crampons were needed a few spots - including crossing the top of the slide. Windy and chilly along the top. The climbs were so hard - just not much gas in the tank after the morning hike - but still made it down past the tricky parts before dark and were at the trailhead by 6pm.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2800 ft / 854 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2800 ft / 854 m
    Distance:9.8 mi / 15.8 km
    Route:Hancock Notch and Cedar Brook Trails
    Trailhead:1600 ft / 487 m
Descent Statistics

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