Ascent of Uncanoonuc Mountains on 2014-03-18
|Others in Party:||Josh|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, March 18, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||1324 ft / 403 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOn 3/18/2014, a friend of mine and I did a traverse of the Uncanoonucs, going up North Peak first.
My buddy wore spikes, and I would've worn them too, as the trails were perfect for them, but I left them in my dad's truck, so I wore snowshoes solely for the traction. Good for traction, not so much for my leg muscles.
The trail was as steep as I remembered, and quite icy; our traction really helped. From the viewpoint near the end of the White Dot Trail, we could see Mount Washington, the first time I had ever seen it from the Uncanoonucs. When we got to the top, we took in the view, then opted to head down the Blue Trail and Class 6 Rd. Trail as a safer alternative to the White Dot Trail.
These paths were less steep, but just as icy; traction was difficult in spots. Nevertheless, we made it to Mountain Rd. a short distance south of my truck. My friend wanted to hike South Peak, but that wasn't part my original plan; we decided to go anyway and crossed the road to head up the Link Trail.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||700 ft / 213 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||650 ft / 198 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.9 mi / 3 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Snowshoes|
| Gain on way in:||700 ft / 213 m|
| Distance:||0.6 mi / 1 km|
| Route:||White Dot Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Mountain Rd. 624 ft / 190 m|
| Loss on way out:||650 ft / 198 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 2 km|
| Route:||Blue Trail, Class 6 Rd. Trail|
| End Trailhead:||Mountain Rd. 674 ft / 205 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Uncanoonucs traverse|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 1400 ft / 426 m Total Trip Loss: 650 ft / 198 m
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