Ascent of Cannon Mountain - East Peak on 2012-08-13
|Date:||Monday, August 13, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Cannon Mountain - East Peak|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||3840 ft / 1170 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowing my earlier bag of Cannon Mountain, my way down led me over its eastern peak. From the key col, the way up was very quick. Only a couple minutes or so. I was already running down from the main summit and I carried on up this one. I quickly reached it without stopping, and then kept going downhill along the Kinsman Ridge trail.
My feet were starting to ache a bit as I had chosen to wear my trail running shoes and I was totally not in any hiking or running shape this year. Still, I was able to race down the mountain to the tramway base parking in 35 minutes passing only one couple hiking down. At the bottom, I couldn't find the Pemi trail, and wound up on the bike path. After getting somewhat lost and ending up at the Old Man viewpoint, I backtracked and went on the bike path on the eastern side of highway 93, which I followed down all the way to the campground. This last leg took me 45 minutes, including the initial wandering at the Old Man.
Back at camp, Luiza and I lounged while preparing our stuff for the next day's hike and trying to light a fire with the dampest wood ever bought from the camping. We failed to light the fire before getting sick of it and went to sleep.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||106 ft / 32 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2146 ft / 654 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.2 mi / 6.8 km|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||40 ft / 12 m|
| Distance:||0.1 mi / 0.2 km|
| Route:||Kinsman Ridge trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Cannon Mountain east peak key col 3800 ft / 1158 m|
| Time:||3 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||2146 ft / 654 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 2080 ft / 634 m; Extra: 66 ft / 20m|
| Gain on way out:||66 ft / 20 m|
| Distance:||4.1 mi / 6.6 km|
| End Trailhead:||Lafayette Place Campground 1760 ft / 536 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 7 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Franconia Notch (August 2012) (3 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 10890 ft / 3319 m Total Trip Loss: 10890 ft / 3317 m
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