Ascent of The Pinnacle on 2012-02-04

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, February 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Pinnacle
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1640 ft / 499 m

Ascent Trip Report

I did a solo hike up Rose Mountain and its two subpeaks, The Pinnacle and Lyndeborough Mountain, on 2/4/2012.

I arrived at the trailhead for Helen's Trail at about 9:25 and started hiking shortly after that.

The trail started off by going gently uphill. It was marked by yellow plastic strips. It shortly dipped down and then began climbing at a moderate grade. After a few minutes, the trail forked. There was a trail map highlighting the area. The right fork led to the snowmobile trail that went to Rose Mountain, so I took the left fork to the summit of The Pinnacle.

The left fork had a mostly moderate grade with some steeper parts. The woods got a little thicker. After about twenty minutes, I reached the summit of The Pinnacle.

The Pinnacle's summit had good views to the northeast. I could see the Uncanoonucs and Joe English Hill. I rested for a few minutes while checking out the summit area and then continued to Lyndeborough Mountain and Rose Mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:460 ft / 140 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Helen's Trail
    Trailhead:Mountain Rd/Helen's Trail trailhead  1180 ft / 359 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Rose Mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
1The Pinnacle2012-02-04460 ft / 140 m
2Lyndeborough Mountain2012-02-0460 ft / 18 m
3Rose Mountain2012-02-04260 ft / 79 m
Total Trip Gain: 780 ft / 237 m    Total Trip Loss: 1020 ft / 311 m

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