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Ascent of Kidder Mountain on 2021-03-20

Climber: Gianina Lindsey

Others in Party:Laura
Date:Saturday, March 20, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kidder Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1800 ft / 548 m

Ascent Trip Report

Redlining AMC South. Started at Windblown Wapack parking area, went up Kidder and over to Temple Rd kiosk. Had hoped to go up to Burton Peak and down Berry Pasture trail, but as we attempted to spot a car discovered Mountain Road is a Summer Only road. Bare ground, mud, ice and some snow that will surely be slush after today's warm temps. We wore spikes off and on as needed on the ice. We had the summit to ourselves then passed several parties on our descent. Pleasantly surprised with views from summit! Big bang for little effort.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Wapack Trail, Kidder Mountain Trail
    Start Trailhead:Windblown Wapack parking area  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Kidder Mountain Trail, Wapack Trail
    End Trailhead:Temple Road kiosk  



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