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Ascent of Mount Lincoln on 2014-09-13

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Date:Saturday, September 13, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lincoln
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5089 ft / 1551 m

Ascent Trip Report

After claiming Lafayette, Team Hike-NH went over to Mount Lincoln.

The trail was never steep, but it was rocky and rough in spots, and the wind didn't help, either. It was this section where I would see the most unprepared hikers the whole day- people in cotton sweatshirts and jeans, sneakers and what not. Anyway, it was a quick, PUD-laden trip to Lincoln, where its flag was flying, but at a very odd angle due to the flagpole being made of PVC pipes. We stuck around for fifteen minutes or so, then went back to Lafayette to greet hikers, get our group photo, and head down to the Skookumchuck Trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:471 ft / 143 m
    Total Elevation Loss:642 ft / 195 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, White-out
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:471 ft / 143 m
    Loss on way in:642 ft / 195 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Franconia Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mount Lafayette  5260 ft / 1603 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: FOT48 2014

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Lafayette2014-09-133300 ft / 1006 m
2Mount Truman2014-09-13 
3Mount Lincoln2014-09-13471 ft / 144 m
4Mount Lafayette-North Peak2014-09-13490 ft / 149 m
Total Trip Gain: 4261 ft / 1299 m    Total Trip Loss: 1172 ft / 358 m



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