Ascent of Mount Carrigain on 2013-05-27

Climber: John N

Others in Party:Ryan
Date:Monday, May 27, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Carrigain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4680 ft / 1426 m

Ascent Trip Report

Stayed overnight in North Conway after having a backpacking trip sacked by the rain. Woke up and hit the trail. The trail was level for the first two miles, just past the only trail junction, and then climbed steadily to the clearing ~0.5 miles below the summit and then again from there. Above ~4000 ft there was a significant (3") amount of snow on the trail and in the woods from a snowstorm on Saturday night. The route up was very easy and the views from the top of the fire tower that stands on the summit were spectacular. From Washington to the Franconia Ridge and the Tripyramids to Moosilauke, all were in clear view. A great hike for beginners.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3644 ft / 1110 m
    Extra Gain:172 ft / 52 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Signal Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Signal Ridge Trailhead  1380 ft / 420 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 0 Minutes

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