Ascent of Cannon Mountain on 2020-06-07

Climber: Jonathan Becker

Date:Sunday, June 7, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cannon Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4080 ft / 1243 m

Ascent Trip Report

Cannon was my first summit of the day, and I would subsequently proceed to North and South Kinsman. During the morning drive up from MA, I was disappointed to see the sky becoming increasingly overcast. I resolved that, while I might not see a single view all day (I would go on to see several, fortunately), I would still benefit from the exercise. I parked my car at the Old Bridle Path trailhead on the East side of I-93 and started my ascent from the Lafayette campground. As is my custom, I set an overly-ambitious pace in the first mile heading up Hi-Cannon Trail, and had to continually moderate my speed. Given the forecast, I passed a surprising number of other hikers on the way up. Although it was my first time hiking to this summit on foot, I had been at the top of Cannon on Columbus Day the Fall prior by means of the Aerial Tramway. Thanks to that experience, I was able to imagine what the view would have been, had I not been inside a cloud. From there I made my way on the Kinsman Ridge Trail over the "Cannon Balls" en route to North Kinsman.
Summary Total Data
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, White-out
Ascent Part of Trip: Kinsman Range

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cannon Mountain2020-06-07 
2North Kinsman Mountain2020-06-07 
3South Kinsman Mountain2020-06-07 

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