Ascent of Cannon Mountain on 2019-02-18

Climber: Jim Wilkinson

Others in Party:Dave P.
Date:Monday, February 18, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cannon Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4080 ft / 1243 m

Ascent Trip Report

Winter hike of Cannon and the Cannon Balls with Dave P. Up Hi-Cannon Trail, across the ridge, and down Fishin' Jimmy trail. Only used microspikes/hillsounds the whole time (I barebooted down from the hut to the base). A bit tricky getting up the ladder on Hi-Cannon and VERY tricky coming down the steepest part off of Cannon. Had to grab onto trees, lower down until your foot reached another one (or not even reached, but slid between). Slick snow and some ice bulges. Encountered one other group on the ridge and on the decent. Really fun using sleds down the upper part of the Cannon descent (before the really steep part), down the Fishin' Jimmy, and especially down the Lonesome Lake Trail.
Lonesome Lake Trail->Hi-Cannon Trail->Kinsman Ridge Trail->Cannon Summit - 2:15
Kinsman Ridge Trail->Kinsman Junction - 2:10
Kinsman Junction->Fishin' Jimmmy->Hut - 0:50
Hut->Cascade Brook Trail->Lonesome Lake Trail->Finish - 0:40
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Lonesome Lake, Hi-Cannon, Kinsman Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Lafayette Campground  
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: CannonWinter

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cannon Mountain2019-02-18 
2The Cannon Balls2019-02-18 
3Cannon Balls-West Peak2019-02-18 
4North Kinsman Mountain-Northeast Peak2019-02-18 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Wilkinson
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