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Ascent of South Twin on 2010-10-09

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Others in Party:Scott Johnson
Bert
Date:Saturday, October 9, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Twin
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4902 ft / 1494 m

Ascent Trip Report

I set up 2.5 days Hut to Hut traverse hike on 10/9-11.
Day-1 at 10/9(Sat), I started to hike before 8AM on North Twin Trail to peakbag North Twin, South Twin, took a lunch at Galehead Hut, then, continued hike to Galehead Mtn and Mt Garfield and come back to Galehead Hut to stay overnight.

Day-2 at 10/10(Sun), I left Galehead Hut at 7:30AM, hiked up to South Twin Mtn, took Twinway Trail and Bondcliff Tr, to get to Mt Bond and Bondcliff. It was very windy and I was scared from Guyot area to 3 Bonds. After peakbagging BondCliff, came back to Mt Bond, then, went to West Bond quickly. Continued to go back to unlisted Mt Guyot, peakbagged Zealand Mtn and reached to Zealand Hut. I arrived hut at 4:20PM. It was a very long hike which is over 14 miles distance.

Day-3 at 10/11(Mon), it's easy hike. It's 5 miles from Zealand Hut to Zealand Rd by peakbagging Mt Hale on Lend-a-Hand and Hale Brook Trails. I left Hut at 7:40AM and came back to the parking lot at 10:20AM.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3102 ft / 945 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3102 ft / 945 m
    Start Trailhead:North Twin Tr at Haystack Rd  1800 ft / 548 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Galehead_Zealand_Hut

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1North Twin2010-10-092961 ft / 903 m
2South Twin2010-10-093102 ft / 945 m
3Galehead Mountain2010-10-092224 ft / 678 m
4Mount Garfield2010-10-092680 ft / 817 m
5Mount Bond2010-10-10918 ft / 280 m
6Bondcliffs2010-10-10485 ft / 148 m
7West Bond2010-10-10740 ft / 226 m
8Mount Guyot2010-10-10780 ft / 238 m
9Zealand Mountain2010-10-10460 ft / 140 m
10Mount Hale2010-10-111424 ft / 434 m
Total Trip Gain: 15774 ft / 4809 m    Total Trip Loss: 2984 ft / 909 m



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