Ascent of Sandwich Mountain on 2013-07-05

Climber: Steve Blanchette

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, July 5, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sandwich Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3960 ft / 1207 m

Ascent Trip Report

Full Trip Summary:

Parked at Sandwich Mountain Trail Head parking lot off SR49. (Note: I believe you need a White Mountain parking pass. I have the year long one so I didn't pay too close attention.) Hiked up Sandwich Mountain Trail to Noon Peak, then Jennings Peak, and over to Sandwich Mountain peak. On the way back took Drake Brook Trail instead of Sandwich Mountain Trail which added 0.7 miles but made for a more gradual decent and was a nice trail along the brook, though very buggy! The trail between Jennings Peak and Sandwich Mt. was pretty rough with lots of downed trees across the path.

Overall though it is a very nice and well maintained trail. Some really good views down Waterville Valley too. Great hike and apparently people don't get up early following the 4th of July festivities as the trails were deserted with the exception of a nice lady and her two kids who I kept passing and then getting passed bye as we took alternate breaks. Great day!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:626 ft / 190 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2530 ft / 771 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:626 ft / 190 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Sandwich Mountain Trail
    Start Trailhead:Drake / Sandwich intersection  3334 ft / 1016 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2530 ft / 771 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Sandwich Mountain Trail / Drake Brook Trail
    End Trailhead:Sandwich Trail Parking Lot  1430 ft / 435 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Sandwich Jennings

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Noon Peak2013-07-05 a1546 ft / 471 m
2Jennings Peak2013-07-05 b464 ft / 141 m
3Sandwich Mountain2013-07-05 c626 ft / 191 m
4Sandwich Mountain-Carroll County High Point2013-07-05 d10 ft / 3 m
Total Trip Gain: 2646 ft / 806 m    Total Trip Loss: 2646 ft / 806 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Steve Blanchette
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