Ascent of Sandwich Mountain on 2013-10-11

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, October 11, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sandwich Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3960 ft / 1207 m

Ascent Trip Report

After 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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:
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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