Ascent of The Pinnacle on 2012-02-04
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, February 4, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||1640 ft / 499 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI 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:||Crampons|
| Time:||20 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Rose Mountain|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 780 ft / 237 m Total Trip Loss: 1020 ft / 311 m
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