Ascent of Rose Mountain on 2012-02-04
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, February 4, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||1720 ft / 524 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI did a solo hike up Rose Mountain and its two subpeaks, The Pinnacle and Lyndeborough Mountain, on 2/4/2012.
From Lyndeborough Mountain, I turned right onto the snowmobile trail. It went gently downhill and then made a near-180 degree turn, crossing a small stream in the process. After that, the trail climbed to a junction. I turned slightly right for the final trail section to Rose Mountain.
The trail from here was easy to moderate in grade. My foot broke through a half-foot of ice on the way. After that, it turned right and made the final climb to the summit.
Rose Mountain's summit had the best views out of the three peaks. I could see Mount Monadnock, North Pack Monadnock, the Uncanoonucs, Joe English Hill, and other peaks. The summit was marked by cairns and farther away, there was an odd rock wall. I took a water and snack break while taking in the view, and then I called my mother, and after that, went down the way I came for the most part, except that I took the other fork of Helen's Trail.
All in all, it was a good hike. The views were great, and I nabbed three peaks in one hike.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||260 ft / 78 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||560 ft / 170 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.6 mi / 4.2 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Crampons|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||0.8 mi / 1.3 km|
| Route:||Rose Mountain snowmobile trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Lyndeborough Mountain 1520 ft / 463 m|
| Loss on way out:||560 ft / 170 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 500 ft / 153 m; Extra: 60 ft / 18m|
| Gain on way out:||60 ft / 18 m|
| Distance:||1.8 mi / 2.9 km|
| Route:||Rose Mountain snowmobile trail, Helen's Trail|
| End Trailhead:||Mountain Rd/Helen's Trail trailhead 1220 ft / 371 m|
|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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