Ascent of Mount Hight on 2020-01-25

Climber: Jason Rossman

Others in Party:Jill Conroy
Date:Saturday, January 25, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Hight
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4675 ft / 1424 m

Ascent Trip Report

I've been an avid hiker for 10 years, but in all that time I've never hiked in the winter...until today. My friend Jill and I did Mt Hight for my first winter hike and I enjoyed every minute of it. Not too cold, no bugs, great views of the Presidentials, but no views in any other direction with an impending storm coming in. I will definitely be doing this again!

Initially the trail was well packed and only microspikes were needed. We managed without snowshoes, but they would have been nice for the final 0.5 miles to the summit and then back down to the Carter Dome Trail (we did the summit loop).

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3190 ft / 972 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3193 ft / 973 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.1 mi / 14.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3190 ft / 972 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Nineteen Mile Brook, Carter Dome, Carter-Moriah
    Start Trailhead:Nineteen Mile Brook  1485 ft / 452 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3193 ft / 973 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Carter-Moriah, Carter Dome, Nineteen Mile Brook
    End Trailhead:1482 ft / 451 m
    Time:2 Hours 18 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jason Rossman
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