Ascent of North Kinsman Mountain on 2019-07-26

Climber: Jason Rossman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, July 26, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Taxicab
Peak:North Kinsman Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4293 ft / 1308 m

Ascent Trip Report

Dropped my car at the Liberty Springs parking area and was picked up by Gannon Taxi Service to take me to the Kinsman Ridge Trailhead on Rt. 12. I had never used a taxi service to get to a trailhead. The driver was a couple minutes late, but that didn't bother me. The fare was $11 plus a generous tip. They're a new company in town, I'll be using them again.

Today's goal was to hike the AT from Rt.112 to Rt.3 while bagging Mount Wolf for the YMCA Alpine list and North Kinsman for the Trailwrights 72 list. It was warm day, which was to be expected, but the humidity wasn't bad. Being a Friday I didn't expect to see a lot of people on the trail between 112 and South Kinsman, but to my surprise I came across 15-20 people. Maybe 3 of them were thru hikers.

I had read that the trail had a lot of PUDs. It did, but they weren't too bad. The summit of Mount Wolf had some nice views from the outlook, but the real views were to be had on South Kinsman. A bit of hazy day, but I could see for miles. I walked right over the summit of North Kinsman. It had 7 years since I was last there, so I forgot about that. The rest of the hike down was uneventful until the very end when I spotted some trail magic where the AT meets the bike path. I think it had just been placed there as it clearly hadn't been touched by anyone. Great day overall.

Start: 8:30am
Finish: 5:30pm
Total miles: 16.35

Trailwrights 41/72

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2418 ft / 737 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2863 ft / 872 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16.3 mi / 26.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2418 ft / 737 m
    Distance:10.2 mi / 16.4 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:1875 ft / 571 m
    Time:5 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2863 ft / 872 m
    Distance:6.1 mi / 9.8 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge, Fishin' Jimmy, Cascade Brook, White
    End Trailhead:1430 ft / 435 m
    Time:2 Hours 39 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Wolf/Kinsmans

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Wolf2019-07-261605 ft / 489 m
2South Kinsman Mountain2019-07-262483 ft / 757 m
3North Kinsman Mountain2019-07-262418 ft / 737 m
Total Trip Gain: 6506 ft / 1983 m    Total Trip Loss: 2863 ft / 873 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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