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Ascent of Mount Kearsarge on 2011-07-15

Climber: Mike Dow

Date:Friday, July 15, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Kearsarge
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2920 ft / 890 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the parking area for Rollins State Park and followed the Rollins Trail to the summit.

The Rollins Trail was easy to follow with many rocks for footholds. There were numerous families following this route. At the top, I enjoyed the views throughout 360° as many of the peaks of the Presidentals and White Mountains were visible.

Descended using the Lincoln Trail. This trail is more rocky with some fairly steep sections. There were some families that were following this trail to go up. I wouldn't recommend it from small kids on the descent.

It was a nice hike on a beautiful summer day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:320 ft / 98 m
    Elevation Loss:320 ft / 98 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:320 ft / 98 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Rollins Trail
    Trailhead:Rollins State Park Parking  2600 ft / 792 m
    Time Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:320 ft / 98 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Lincoln Trail
    Trailhead:2600 ft / 792 m
    Time Down:20 Minutes



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