Ascent of Sunapee Mountain on 2013-07-12

Climber: Steve Blanchette

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, July 12, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sunapee Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2726 ft / 830 m

Ascent Trip Report

Full Trip Summary:

Parked at entrance to Sunapee campground and walked access road to Rim Trail Head. Took Rim Trail to Newbury Trail up to South Peak and then continued on to White Ledges. Once I reached the white ledges I detoured off the trail to get on the ledge and was rewarded with a fantastic view of Lake Solitude and great view southeast. Ended up just relaxing here for 20 minutes.

Then onto Mt. Sunapee via the Solitude trail. From South Peak to end of Solitude trail is nice trail, well maintained and easy to hike. This stretch was very enjoyable. At the end of Solitude trail you get out on a ski trail with an access road going up it. I walked trail to summit where ski lodge and chair lifts ended. Walked all over since I couldn't identify actual summit. Some great views over lake Sunapee!

On my decent I was going to bag North Peak but the ski trails were so overgrown with waist high grass I had tick concerns. Just took access road straight down to trail head and up to my car. Overall a great afternoon hike after half-day at work to start my weekend right!

Start: 2:00 PM
Finish: 4:15 PM
Length: 3.9 mi / 2:15 hr
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:200 ft / 61 m
    Elevation Loss:1069 ft / 325 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:167 ft / 51 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Solitude Trail
    Trailhead:Col  2559 ft / 779 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1069 ft / 325 m
    Extra Gain:33 ft / 10 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Ski Trail / Access Road
    Trailhead:Campground Entrance  1690 ft / 515 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Sunapee

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Sunapee-South Peak2013-07-12 a
2White Ledges2013-07-12 b
3Sunapee Mountain2013-07-12 c
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Steve Blanchette
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