Ascent of Mount Eisenhower on 2015-11-22

Climber: David Thibaudeau

Others in Party:Mike Doyle
Date:Sunday, November 22, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Eisenhower
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4760 ft / 1450 m

Ascent Trip Report

The day started out rainy as we drove to the trailhead, but luckily stopped by the time we started hiking. The trail was really clean and not very muddy, but around 3000 ft the water from the previous night/early morning rain had settled and already frozen. We decided that it was too much effort for so little ice to use our microspike until we came across the waterfall. The entire area had been frozen almost completely, with water still running under some parts of the ice and after the fall all of the rocks were covered in solid ice. So we decided to put on our microspikes for the remainder of the hike, which was really nice. The clouds were right on the mountain and we ended up hiking in them for til the peak, which meant all the rocks were covered in a thin layer of ice, making them all really sketchy. We finally made it the summit in roughly 2 hours and had a bit to eat. There wasn't any visibility but there also wasn't really any wind, so we sat and ate a brief lunch before heading down. The trip back was much more muddy as the ice had started to melt, but over it was still easy going. Great hike for a Sunday.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2683 ft / 817 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Route:Edmond's Path
    Trailhead:Edmond's Trailhead  2077 ft / 633 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 14 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 52 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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