Ascent of Shannon Mountain on 2019-11-03

Climber: Map Man

Date:Sunday, November 3, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Shannon Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1265 ft / 385 m

Ascent Trip Report

A nice short afternoon hike. We drove in the access road to the Hidden Valley Scout Reservation, which was closed for the season. About 1/4 mile past the center of the camp, we parked at the trailhead for the Mt. Shannon Trail, marked with a small trail sign. The trail looked like it had been recently improved. The signs looked fairly new and it was marked with wooden diamond blazes in good shape. The first section was steep, had some loose footing, and was buried under a thick coating of leaves. It was a nice walk through open woods to the summit ledges. There were great views from the ledges over the camp and the lakes. Distant peaks to the south were visible, including Catamount Mountain, Fort Mountain, and Saddleback Mountain. Another opening had a view to the east, including Avery Hill and Copple Crown Mountain. We took the Blue Trail over the high point and found a cleared-out view just behind looking up to the higher peaks of the Belknap Range.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:465 ft / 141 m
    Total Elevation Loss:465 ft / 141 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:465 ft / 141 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.9 km
    Route:Yellow Tr
    Start Trailhead:Hidden Valley Scout Reservation  800 ft / 243 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:465 ft / 141 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Yellow Tr
    End Trailhead:Hidden Valley Scout Reservation  800 ft / 243 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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