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Ascent of Mount Pierce on 2014-12-26

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Others in Party:Josh W
Ray F
Date:Friday, December 26, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Pierce
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4310 ft / 1313 m

Ascent Trip Report

Winter 4K #3 for me! Hiked Pierce with two buddies of mine from community college (winter 4K #1 for both of them). Trail was hard packed, thus snowshoes stayed on the packs all day. The views were cloudy to the north but better to the south. Opted for a detour on the way down, so we walked/buttslid to the Mizpah Hut, ate lunch there, and then took the Mizpah Cutoff and Crawford Path back to the lot off Mt. Clinton Rd.

A good day with great company!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2500 ft / 761 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2500 ft / 762 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2400 ft / 731 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:Crawford Path, Webster Cliff Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mt. Clinton Rd  1910 ft / 582 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2500 ft / 762 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2400 ft / 731 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Mizpah Cutoff, Crawford Path
    End Trailhead:Mt. Clinton Rd   1910 ft / 582 m



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