Ascent of Mount Flume on 2020-08-15

Climber: Nicholas Belanger

Date:Saturday, August 15, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Flume
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4328 ft / 1319 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pemi-Loop attempt part two

Attempted a full Pemi, which would have been 32 miles and 10k vertical. Ended up cutting it “short.” We decided to bail out at mile 16.5, after having gained 7k vert. This was going to leave us with 15 miles to go back to the trailhead, same as if we continued on, but we would avoid all the remaining 2-3k vertical feet.

Unfortunately in a poor decision, after heading down into the wilderness, rather than taking a path of 3.5 miles and no elevation we opted for what looked like 3.2 miles with “some” elevation. This turned out to be an extra 1000ft, which put us almost at what there would have been if we just continued on the full Pemi.

Regardless, it seems this was the right decision. We avoided some difficult terrain and some strenuous segments, and eventually made our way back to the car!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3163 ft / 964 m
    Total Elevation Loss:443 ft / 135 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3163 ft / 964 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Route:Lincoln woods -> Osseo Trail
    Start Trailhead:Lincoln Woods Trailhead  1165 ft / 355 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:443 ft / 135 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Franconia Ridge Trail
    End Trailhead:Between Flume and Liberty  3885 ft / 1184 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Half Pemi 1 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Flume2020-08-153163 ft / 964 m
2Mount Liberty2020-08-15574 ft / 175 m
3Little Haystack2020-08-15705 ft / 215 m
4Mount Lincoln2020-08-15464 ft / 141 m
5Mount Lafayette2020-08-15341 ft / 104 m
6Mount Lafayette-North Peak2020-08-15160 ft / 49 m
7Mount Garfield2020-08-152635 ft / 803 m
Total Trip Gain: 8042 ft / 2451 m    Total Trip Loss: 8045 ft / 2452 m

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