Ascent of Noon Peak on 2013-10-11
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, October 11, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||2976 ft / 907 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter turning back on the Hancocks due to equipment problems (dim headlamp + brook crossing = danger), I headed to Waterville Valley to do a loop over Sandwich Mountain and its two subpeaks.
When I arrived at the parking area off NH 49, I was the only one there. I quickly geared up and headed out, as I had a time limit. I soon came to the crossing of Drakes Brook, where I slipped on a rock and fell into the brook on Oct. 2012. I made it across this time, and then the trail began climbing at easy to moderate grades on a leafy corridor.
I soon came to some rather steep sections below the summit of Noon Peak, and when I negotiated them, I got to a wonderful view of Tecumseh, the Osceolas, Tripyramid, and Mt. Washington. I stuck around for a bit then headed to my next objective, Jennings Peak.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1600 ft / 487 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Overcast|
| Gain on way in:||1600 ft / 487 m|
| Distance:||1.6 mi / 2.6 km|
| Route:||Sandwich Mountain Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||NH 49 1376 ft / 419 m|
| Time:||45 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Sandwich Mtn.|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2700 ft / 823 m
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