Ascent of Mount Pierce on 2010-03-27

Climber: Joni Buzzell

Others in Party:Jim
Date:Saturday, March 27, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Pierce
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4310 ft / 1313 m

Ascent Trip Report

Perfect weather for finally bagging this peak. So clear, we could see the observatory on top of Washington. Planned to hike over to Jackson but the Webster-Jackson trail non-existent. We bushwacked to the Mitzpuh hut and then bushwacked again to the Crawford Path. Came out above the true Mitzpuh cutoff intersection. A hungry gray jay was eating out of Jim's hand. Probably one of my slowest hikes because my knee was acting up again. Don't think I'll be hiking again until I have it taken care of.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3097 ft / 943 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3084 ft / 940 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.3 mi / 10.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Perfect, clear weather
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3097 ft / 943 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:Crawford Path
    Start Trailhead:1213 ft / 369 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3084 ft / 940 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Webster-Jackson to Mitzpuh Cutoff to Crawford Path
    End Trailhead:1226 ft / 373 m
    Time:3 Hours 10 Minutes

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