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Ascent of Mount Miner on 2014-12-01

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, December 1, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Miner
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:582 ft / 177 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked midway up the mountain off Dartmouth Dr. and walked a well-beaten trail to the viewpoint over Massabesic Lake. Good view, but this area is a party ground, with graffiti and broken glass everywhere. After scoping out the local peaks, I headed into the woods on an ATV trail and followed it to its height-of-land, where the true summit was a few yards to the left. A firepit and rocks/cairns marked the top. There were extremely limited views from the top- only a sliver of a hill in Manchester was visible. Took a swig of water and then headed back down.

The trails are easy to follow, but there are some confusing junctions, so be careful.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Total Elevation Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:woods roads/trails
    Start Trailhead:Dartmouth Dr.  332 ft / 101 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:300 ft / 91 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 250 ft / 76 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:woods roads/trails
    End Trailhead:Dartmouth Dr.  332 ft / 101 m



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