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Ascent of Uncanoonuc Mountains on 2014-03-18

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Others in Party:Josh
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Uncanoonuc Mountains
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1324 ft / 403 m

Ascent Trip Report

On 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Uncanoonuc Mountains2014-03-18700 ft / 213 m
2Uncanoonuc Mountains-South Mountain2014-03-18700 ft / 213 m
Total Trip Gain: 1400 ft / 426 m    Total Trip Loss: 650 ft / 198 m



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