Ascent of Mount Hancock on 2014-03-25
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 25, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4400 ft / 1341 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter 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|
| 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|
| 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:
Total Trip Gain: 2700 ft / 823 m Total Trip Loss: 100 ft / 30 m
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