Ascent of Cannon Mountain - East Peak on 2012-08-13

Climber: Gabriel C

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 Report

Following 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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:
1Cannon Mountain2012-08-13 a2353 ft / 717 m
2Cannon Mountain - East Peak2012-08-13 b106 ft / 32 m
3Mount Lafayette2012-08-14 a3525 ft / 1074 m
4Mount Truman2012-08-14 b80 ft / 24 m
5Mount Lincoln2012-08-14 c169 ft / 52 m
6Little Haystack2012-08-14 d70 ft / 21 m
7Mount Liberty2012-08-14 e379 ft / 116 m
8Mount Flume2012-08-14 f504 ft / 154 m
9North Kinsman Mountain2012-08-15 a2833 ft / 863 m
10South Kinsman Mountain2012-08-15 b318 ft / 97 m
11North Kinsman Mountain2012-08-15 c553 ft / 169 m
Total Trip Gain: 10890 ft / 3319 m    Total Trip Loss: 10890 ft / 3317 m

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