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Ascent of Cannon Mountain on 2019-08-31

Climber: Crystal Davis

Others in Party:Dan Petit
Date:Saturday, August 31, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cannon Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4080 ft / 1243 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked with Dan. Our 15th of the New Hampshire 48. We hiked up the Kinsman Ridge Trail. Trail starts off gravely, then is rough and rocky, then gentle, then a boulder field to the top loop trail. Saw lots of people hiking down. The summit and loop trail were SO busy! But that was to be expected as it was Labor Day weekend and a Saturday. Lots of people taking the tram up. Views from the top were pretty decent...better than last time we were here...it was a fully socked in day last winter when we came here to ski.

It was nice, though, that the summit cafe was opened. We split a Reuben and homemade chips and each had a beer. The hike down was okay, I fell on some not-so-grippy granite, hurt my right shoulder pretty good. We saw lots of people hiking up despite the fact that it was getting pretty late in the day.

Added a little bit extra milage added to trip report decent because we went around the loop trail.

Start: 12:25PM
Lookout: 1.5 miles at 1:40PM
Rim trail loop: 2.0 miles at 2:03PM
Summit lookout tower: 2.2 miles at 2:13PM
Snack bar: 2.5 miles at 2:28PM
Left snack bar: 2.5 miles at 2:55PM
Back on Kinsman Ridge Trail: 2.6 miles at 3:00PM
Back at the Camper Van: 4.6 miles at 4:46PM
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2127 ft / 648 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2127 ft / 648 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2127 ft / 648 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Tram parking lot  1953 ft / 595 m
    Time:1 Hours 52 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2127 ft / 648 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge Trail
    End Trailhead:Tram parking lot  1953 ft / 595 m
    Time:1 Hours 51 Minutes



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