Ascent of Black Mountain on 1981-06-16

Climber: Scott Durant

Others in Party:Troop 70
my father
Date:Tuesday, June 16, 1981
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2820 ft / 859 m

Ascent Trip Report

A memorable backpacking trip with Troop 70. Horrible road on the way in. Horrible trail, going over abandoned railroad beds and through swamps on day 1. Day 2 had us going over Black Mountain. Older kids began pitching their sleeping pads down the mountain to lighten their weight. Had to climb down a 50-60 foot drop, face in to the cliff, with Don Meuse and Rich Ford guiding us down. It is a place where we could've used rope. The AMC guide didn't include it in their description. This is the mountain for you if you're looking for solitude.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1320 ft / 402 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1320 ft / 402 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:Guinea Pond Trail
    Start Trailhead:1500 ft / 457 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:Algonquin Trail

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