Ascent of Beech Hill on 2019-01-13

Climber: Map Man

Date:Sunday, January 13, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Beech Hill
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1870 ft / 569 m

Ascent Trip Report

#69 on the NH Fire Tower list. This is a really nice local preserve. The access road to the trailhead was under construction on our visit, so we walked up. We took the Zig Zag Trail on the way up, which had many unnecessary switchbacks, then headed up the top of the access road to the cell towers. We took the spur path to the southern outlook, which had a fine view of Dublin Pond and Mt. Monadnock. We then went across Old Carriage Road and up Ridge Trail to the summit viewpoint, which was the nicest spot and had a great view to the northeast. We completed our loop along Ridge Trail, which passed a couple more nice viewpoints, then headed back down Zig Zag Trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:453 ft / 137 m
    Total Elevation Loss:453 ft / 137 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:433 ft / 131 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 394 ft / 120 m; Extra: 39 ft / 11m
    Loss on way in:39 ft / 11 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Zig Zag Tr/spurs/Old Carriage Rd/Ridge Tr
    Start Trailhead:Beech Hill Preserve  1476 ft / 449 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:414 ft / 126 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 394 ft / 120 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Ridge Tr/Zig Zag Tr
    End Trailhead:Beech Hill Preserve  1476 ft / 449 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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