Ascent of South Kinsman Mountain on 2014-06-14

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 14, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Kinsman Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4358 ft / 1328 m

Ascent Trip Report

From North Kinsman, the Kinsman Ridge Trail made a steep descent over rocks and ledges to the flat col between the two peaks, then it went steadily uphill to the north knob of South Kinsman's summit. Wanting to make sure I made the top, I continued to the lower south knob, then I headed back to the main knob, feeling satisfied. It was still socked-in, and there were no views except for two very small sliver views of the Franconia Ridge. I took a snack break here and then went to North Kinsman for a longer snack break, where I chatted with several other hikers, then I headed down the Mt. Kinsman Trail to the beginning of the Bald Peak spur path.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:650 ft / 197 m
    Total Elevation Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:North Kinsman Mtn.  4008 ft / 1221 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:300 ft / 91 m
    Gain on way out:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge Trail, Mt. Kinsman Trail
    End Trailhead:Bald Peak spur path  
Ascent Part of Trip: Kinsmans/Bald Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
1North Kinsman Mountain2014-06-143300 ft / 1006 m
2South Kinsman Mountain2014-06-14650 ft / 198 m
3Bald Peak2014-06-14100 ft / 30 m
Total Trip Gain: 4050 ft / 1234 m    Total Trip Loss: 330 ft / 100 m

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