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Ascent of Joe English Hill on 2014-01-24

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, January 24, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Joe English Hill
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1280 ft / 390 m

Ascent Trip Report

I decided to do a quick hike up Joe English Hill before my last class of the day started.

I parked at the end of Summit Drive and headed up a driveway a short distance before veering left onto a woods road, which made a relatively easy ascent to a construction area. There was an abandoned truck and numerous pieces of equipment scattered about. I turned left uphill at the truck and followed the road, which became steeper in places. I soon entered some nice woods and started hiking on an actual trail. Near the top, I came to a nice viewpoint toward Crotched Mountain.

The summit wasn't officially marked but contained a lot of rocks. I explored the area a little bit, eventually ending at the Adirondack chairs, where there was an excellent view of the Uncanoonucs and the Belknaps. After resting for a few, I headed back down the way I came.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:450 ft / 137 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Woods roads/trails
    Trailhead:Summit Drive cul-de-sac  830 ft / 252 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Frigid, Calm, Clear



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