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Ascent of The Rattlesnakes on 2014-12-31

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Date:Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Rattlesnakes
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1289 ft / 392 m

Ascent Trip Report

From West Rattlesnake, I headed over to East Rattlesnake via the Ridge Trail.

The trail dipped 250 ft. over a icy footbed to the appropriately named Col Trail, and then I climbed another 300 ft. to the lookout ledge (good view as well) and the true summit (no view). Descended the Col Trail to NH 113, which wasn't too pleasant to walk on due to the overly wide corridor near the end (woods road), messy footbed and scattered small blowdowns.

Finished it off with a road walk back to the Old Bridle Path TH.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Total Elevation Loss:251 ft / 76 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Frigid, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:300 ft / 91 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 49 ft / 15 m; Extra: 251 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:251 ft / 76 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:1240 ft / 377 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Ridge Trail, Col Trail
    End Trailhead:NH 113  



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