Ascent of Mount Weeks-South Peak on 2020-12-31
|Others in Party:||Rebecca Schubert & Matt|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, December 31, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Mount Weeks-South Peak|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||3885 ft / 1184 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWinter Kilkenny Ridge traverse. We knew there would be little/no traffic, but there was also little snow. There was 1-2" of new snow/freezing rain in the morning at the Gorham Motor Inn (we were the only guests - COVID). We staged my truck at the Starr King parking lot and would be hiking southbound.
Note - distances seem a little "short" below. I think my phone was having trouble recording. Times are accurate though.
05:30 - Matt met Rebecca and me at the Gorham Motor Inn. We headed to the Unknown Pond trailhead parking lot.
06:00 - Parked at the trailhead.
06:18 - Hit the trail headed toward The Horn. There was 3-4" of new snow on the ground. At one of the first stream crossings, I plunged a foot through the hidden/thin ice into the water. Got a little wet, but resolved to put dry socks on at the Cabot hut.
08:40 - The Horn summit (4.8 miles)
09:03 - The Bulge (5.5 miles)
09:26 - Cabot summit (6.3 miles). We stopped for ~10 mins in the Cabot hut for food, drink and a sock change.
10:18 - Hit the Brunnel Notch trail intersection in the saddle
- Terrace Mountain-North Peak (8.5 miles)
- Terrace Mountain-Middle Peak (9.1 miles)
- Terrace Mountain (9.6 miles)
11:40 - York Pond intersection #1
11:45 - York Pond intersection #2
12:35 - Mount Weeks (11.7 miles)
14:06 - Middle Weeks (13.0 miles)
15:23 - Mount Weeks-South Peak (14.0 miles)
15:23 - Mount Waumbek (15.6 miles)
15:41 - Starr King (16.5 miles)
16:30 - Finished/at the truck (~20 miles)
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||276 ft / 84 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||75 ft / 22 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Overcast|
| Gain on way in:||276 ft / 84 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 201 ft / 62 m; Extra: 75 ft / 22m|
| Loss on way in:||75 ft / 22 m|
| Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Route:||Kilkenny Ridge Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Middle Weeks 3684 ft / 1122 m|
| Time:||1 Hours |
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2020_12_31 - Kilkenny Ridge|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 6206 ft / 1891 m Total Trip Loss: 6331 ft / 1929 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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