Ascent of Percy Peaks-South Peak on 2020-09-26

Climber: Gianina Lindsey

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, September 26, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Percy Peaks-South Peak
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3234 ft / 985 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hazy but beautiful day to head far north and enjoy the Fall Foliage. I opted for Percy Loop Trail out and back as it would be gentler on my knees. Several cars already at Percy Peaks Trail head as I passed, they were along the road when I passed back many hours later. It was a busy day on the Percy Peaks. A couple groups seemed unprepared for this type of hike, which surprised me for being such a remote hike. I only encountered one couple of ladies on the ascent, a couple of CT section hikers who had camped at the tentsite. One couple passed me on their descent. I opted for South Percy first. Gnarly little path up, but easy enough to follow. Only passed 3 groups total on this section. Everyone was on North. Great views back to North. Very hazy looking towards the Presidentials. CA fires smoke high in the sky creating the haze. It was a warm day, making the ascent on the North slabs quite uncomfortable. Thankfully a nice breeze came every now and then to make it tolerable. Saw no one on my descent except a tent already set up at the campsite. Fall Foliage is at peak up there, so overall amazing day to be out.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Percy Loop Trail, Percy Peaks Trail, Old Summer Cl
    Start Trailhead:Nash Stream Road  
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:South Percy Peak  
Ascent Part of Trip: Percy Peaks

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Percy Peaks-South Peak2020-09-26 
2Percy Peaks-North Peak2020-09-26 

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