Ascent of South Kinsman Mountain on 2014-04-05

Climber: Richard Bedard

Others in Party:Brian Platt
Date:Saturday, April 5, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:South Kinsman Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4358 ft / 1328 m

Ascent Trip Report

The day started with me not really wanting to go hiking...It was still raining & I didn't feel like getting wet.Brian got to my house we loaded up & took off...Fine mist all the way up but by the time we got to the TH it had stopped started up @ 8:20 ...Trail was a little mushy but we put on our microspikes & kept them on all day....The higher we got the firmer the trail got...We did see the sun pop out a couple times once on way up & once on way down....
When we got to the north peak there were no views so we dropped our snowshoes & headed to the south peak.just before getting to to the summit we saw our 1st hiker then got pasted by another...At the peak it was windy & cold & no views so we just took a few summit pics & made our way back to the north peak...Stopped on the north peak to get our shoes & have a little lunch & met a couple more hikers ....We were down in a little over 2 hrs ...My knee is feeling better :-)

Just have to say the Mt Kinsman Tr is very well blazed .No problem following this trail...1 time I stopped & I could see 4 blazes....To whoever takes care of this trail KUDOS
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3328 ft / 1014 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:Mt Kinsman Tr , Kinsman Ridge Tr
    Trailhead:Rte116  1030 ft / 313 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Part of Trip: Kinsmans 4-14

Complete Trip Sequence:
1North Kinsman Mountain2014-04-053263 ft / 995 m
2South Kinsman Mountain2014-04-053328 ft / 1014 m
Total Trip Gain: 6591 ft / 2009 m    Total Trip Loss: 6591 ft / 2009 m

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