Ascent of Noon Peak on 2013-10-11

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, October 11, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Noon Peak
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2976 ft / 907 m

Ascent Trip Report

After 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Sandwich Mtn.

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Noon Peak2013-10-111600 ft / 488 m
2Jennings Peak2013-10-11400 ft / 122 m
3Sandwich Mountain2013-10-11700 ft / 213 m
4Sandwich Mountain-Carroll County High Point2013-10-11 
Total Trip Gain: 2700 ft / 823 m

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