Ascent of Terrace Mountain-North Peak on 2012-10-20

Climber: Gabriel C

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 20, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Terrace Mountain-North Peak
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3638 ft / 1108 m

Ascent Trip Report

After traversing Terrace Mountain's ridge, I approached its northern peak. The grade was very easy and it wasn't long before I reached the summit. Again, I was surrounded by trees with almost no views except some neighboring mountains through the branches. Looking at the maps, I concluded the large mountain in front of me was Mt. Cabot, sporting a sizable slide talus. Seeing my final objective raised my spirit a bit although it still seemed quite far off. I now knew I was going to make it there in a still respectable time, but I wondered if the cabin would be fully occupied or not when I got there.

I took a few pictures and left along the trail towards Bunnell Notch. For the last time, I'd have to descend on my hurting knees, and it was a challenge to minimize the pain the whole way down.

The worn out North Terrace Mt. sign.

Mt. Cabot (left) and its southern Knob (right) as seen from Terrace Mt.'s ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:254 ft / 77 m
    Total Elevation Loss:784 ft / 238 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:188 ft / 57 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Kilkenny Ridge trail
    Start Trailhead:North Terrace col  3450 ft / 1051 m
    Time:9 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:784 ft / 238 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 718 ft / 218 m; Extra: 66 ft / 20m
    Gain on way out:66 ft / 20 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Kilkenny Ridge trail
    End Trailhead:Old Cabot trail junction  2920 ft / 890 m
    Time:32 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Pliny/Pilot (oct. 2012) (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Starr King2012-10-20 a2371 ft / 723 m
2Mount Waumbek2012-10-20 b322 ft / 98 m
3Mount Weeks-South Peak2012-10-20 c378 ft / 115 m
4Middle Weeks2012-10-20 d217 ft / 66 m
5Mount Weeks2012-10-20 e670 ft / 204 m
6Terrace Mountain2012-10-20 f914 ft / 279 m
7Terrace Mountain-Middle Peak2012-10-20 g132 ft / 40 m
8Terrace Mountain-North Peak2012-10-20 h254 ft / 77 m
9Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob2012-10-20 i1160 ft / 354 m
10Mount Cabot2012-10-20 j100 ft / 30 m
11Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob2012-10-20 k170 ft / 52 m
Total Trip Gain: 6688 ft / 2038 m    Total Trip Loss: 6583 ft / 2004 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel C
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