Ascent of Mount Hancock on 2011-10-29

Climber: Jennifer Plaza

Others in Party:Several members of the AMC Boston Chapter.
Date:Saturday, October 29, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hancock
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4400 ft / 1341 m

Ascent Trip Report

Under a threat of a Winter Storm Warning, we hiked both Mt. Hancock and South Hancock. There was snow on the ground during the entire hike with more snow at higher elevations. It was very cold, low thirties at the trailhead, mid-twenties at the summit. I utilized my new microspikes for the descent from South Hancock. The snow storm began as we were leaving and the roads heading south were very dangerous with little to no visibility. It took approximately five hours to drive to Boston. The trail was mainly flat with gentle grades for the first 3.6 miles. The last 0.7 miles were very steep. Good company.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2271 ft / 693 m
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Overcast
Cold, overcast.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2271 ft / 693 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Lo
    Trailhead:Hancock Overlook Parking Lot  2129 ft / 648 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Trailhead:Summit of Mt. Hancock  4400 ft / 1341 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Loop of Mt. Hancock and South Hancock

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Hancock2011-10-29
2South Hancock2011-10-29

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