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Ascent of Mount Hancock on 2014-03-25

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hancock
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4400 ft / 1341 m

Ascent Trip Report

After summiting Middle Hancock, I made the mile-long trek to North Hancock.

The ridge walk was very nice, with some neat low trees near the top. At the top, there was so much snow that the summit sign was below my knees in height, and I could see over the tops of trees that would normally be way over me in summer. The view from here was excellent and included Moosilauke, Scar Ridge, and the Osceolas. Here, myself and the gentleman I hiked with for most of the ridge walk met again, and after talking for a bit, we went our separate ways.

I opted to take the express buttslide most of the way back to the loop junction, stopping near the point where the trail ascends 100 vertical feet to the loop junction; it was fast and fun! I soon reached the loop junction after a short climb and then headed back the way I came. #30 and #31 on the NH 4Ks are in the books!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Hancock Loop Trail
    Start Trailhead:Middle Hancock  4100 ft / 1249 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Hancock Loop Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Not
    End Trailhead:Hancock Overlook  
Ascent Part of Trip: Hancocks

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1South Hancock2014-03-252200 ft / 671 m
2Mount Hancock-Middle Peak2014-03-25100 ft / 30 m
3Mount Hancock2014-03-25400 ft / 122 m
Total Trip Gain: 2700 ft / 823 m    Total Trip Loss: 100 ft / 30 m



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