Ascent of Cannon Mountain on 2012-07-01

Climber: Isaiah Knight

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 1, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cannon Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4080 ft / 1243 m

Ascent Trip Report

Today was a big day.... i wanted to take on 3 four thousand footers. was i successful? yes! i went up the kinsman's ridge trail to the top followed that to the junction between the kinsman's and cannon. then proceeded to the kinsman's to the south peak then back tracked to the north peak and i trucked down the fisher trail. this was a very difficult hike it took all of about 7 maybe 7 1/2 hours. i would not advise going up the kinsman ridge but i would recommend the fishin jimmy trail. going up from the bottom of cannon in a very hard trail. much harder than the fishin jimmy trail. i would not recommend and of these three peaks for in experienced hikers but to mid/advanced hikers. but this was a challenge and the tops have beautiful view and the trail are very maintained and easy to follow. one more ounce of advice i have it not to travel up the back side of cannon from the fishin jimmy that last .8 is brute!!!! highly wouldn't recommend that.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2109 ft / 642 m
    Total Elevation Loss:311 ft / 94 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
hot high 80's
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2109 ft / 642 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Cannon Ski Parking  1971 ft / 600 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:311 ft / 94 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge Trail
    End Trailhead:The Cannon Balls   3769 ft / 1148 m
    Time:50 Minutes

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