Ascent of Sandwich Mountain on 2013-10-11
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, October 11, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||3960 ft / 1207 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter summitting Jennings Peak, I headed to Sandwich Mtn, my goal of the day.
The trail from Jennings Peak was moderate at the steepest, with some rocks and a few blowdowns, some blocking the trail. I negotiated everything and soon came to the junction with the Algonquin Trail; Sandwich Mtn's summit loomed 90 yds ahead.
When I got to Sandwich's summit, the views were the best on the entire trip and included Mts. Moosilauke, Tecumseh, Osceola, Tripyramid, Hancock, and the Franconia and Presidential Range. I then bagged the Carroll County side of the summit, returned to the Grafton County summit, and ate breakfast before heading to the Draked Brook Trail.
The Drakes Brook Trail was moderate in the early going but soon became very easy, following old woods roads. I generally paralleled Drakes Brook for the rest of the hike after reaching low ground, crossing it near the trailhead. I then walked down an FS road for a short distance, reaching the trailhead 3 hours and 45 minutes after I started.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||700 ft / 213 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||5.8 mi / 9.3 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast|
| Gain on way in:||700 ft / 213 m|
| Distance:||1.4 mi / 2.2 km|
| Route:||Sandwich Mtn Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Jennings Peak 3260 ft / 993 m|
| Time:||35 Minutes|
| Distance:||4.4 mi / 7.1 km|
| Route:||Sandwich Mtn Trail, Drakes Brook Trail|
| End Trailhead:||NH 49 |
| Time:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Sandwich Mtn.|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2700 ft / 823 m
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