Ascent to Sable Mountain-Second meadow on 2014-01-04

Climber: Andrew Bigelow

Date:Saturday, January 4, 2014
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Sable Mountain - Second meadow
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2750 ft / 838 m
    Remaining Elevation:769 ft / 234 m (27% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Started too late to realistically get this before dark, at 11 AM. Baldface Circle parking - slippery brook route. We turned around a 3 with about a mile to go but it would have been 2 hours or more based on the terrain with sunset at 430. The upper terrain would have been way too steep for a safe bushwhack descent in the dark. GPS for bushwhack section only. There were two awesome open spots, I called them meadows but there's no way to know what was under the snow. In between these open areas was a spectacular birch glade! Along the BW route there also was a stream that I broke thru despite the snow cover and cold temps. Better luck next time, however I am still eyeing up an attempt from the west to avoid the looong slow drive to access 113.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2200 ft / 670 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2100 ft / 640 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Start Trailhead:650 ft / 198 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Andrew Bigelow
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