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Ascent of North Kinsman Mountain on 2020-08-23

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, August 23, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Kinsman Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4293 ft / 1308 m

Ascent Trip Report

On my way back from South Kinsman, I still had seen only one person for the day until I approached North Kinsman. a group of three mothers and daughters passed me heading south. I stepped to the side fo the trail and scared one girl who didn't notice me at first. Then it was back over the top of North Kinsman on the trail, or so I thought. There turned out to be a 10' boulder on the north side of the trail's crest that sticks up higher. This required a class three move just to get my arm up to reach the top.

On my way down I saw maybe half a dozen groups or more heading up. I also decided to peak into the big shed as I passed it again and found it to have sugaring buckets and a two person saw.

Then it was back to Burlington for lunch for me. I had timed it right and the rain for the day was only a couple hours away, but I had clear visibility under gloomy overcast during my time up high. I drove through several bands of rain on my way home.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:290 ft / 88 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3588 ft / 1093 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:290 ft / 88 m
    Loss on way in:355 ft / 108 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:AT
    Start Trailhead:South Kinsman  4358 ft / 1328 m
    Time:27 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3233 ft / 985 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:AT - Mt. Kinsman Trail
    End Trailhead:Mt. Kinsman Trailhead  1060 ft / 323 m
    Time:1 Hours 37 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Kinsman

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Bald Peak2020-08-23 a1400 ft / 427 m
2South Kinsman Mountain2020-08-23 b2278 ft / 694 m
3North Kinsman Mountain2020-08-23 c290 ft / 88 m
Total Trip Gain: 3968 ft / 1209 m    Total Trip Loss: 3968 ft / 1210 m



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