Ascent of North Kinsman Mountain on 2020-08-23
|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 ReportOn 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|
| Start Trailhead:||South Kinsman 4358 ft / 1328 m|
| Time:||27 Minutes|
| 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:
Total Trip Gain: 3968 ft / 1209 m Total Trip Loss: 3968 ft / 1210 m
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