Ascent of Gunstock Mountain on 2016-01-28

Climber: Gianina Lindsey

Others in Party:Vanessa
Date:Thursday, January 28, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Gunstock Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2240 ft / 682 m

Ascent Trip Report

Up the Gunstock Mtn Trail. Wore spikes, thin snow cover, icy in several spots. Glad to have the spikes on. Bluebird day atop summit. Quiet on the slopes due to it being a week/school day. Headed down Brook Trail towards Belknap. Made the mistake of following cross country ski markings which was nicely packed and ended up off trail for a few tenths before realizing the blazes had disappeared! Whoops! Backtracked and got back on course. Snow became a little deeper once on the Blue Trail heading up Belknap, however spikes were still sufficient. Another perfect view atop the Fire Tower. No ice on the tower at all. Red trail down, a little less packed but easily navigable. Carriage Road back down to gate and the car. Great hike.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Gunstock Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:Gate at bottom of Carriage Road  
Descent Statistics
    Trailhead:Panorama Pub  
Ascent Part of Trip: Gunstock/Belknap

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Gunstock Mountain2016-01-28
2Belknap Mountain2016-01-28

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