Ascent of Orange Mountain on 2016-04-10

Climber: Arthur Caverly

Others in Party:Ashley
Date:Sunday, April 10, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Orange Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2684 ft / 818 m

Ascent Trip Report

Once we got to the exposed rock of Orange Mountain's ridge, the ice mostly cleared up and we could move a little faster. Made a quick stop for re-layering, and pushed on to the peak. Two more icy sections slowed us down a little but we made it around them with out spikes. Views to the North and East from a viewpoint near the summit. we could see all the way to the Belknap, Moose, and Pawtuckaway Mountains. The trail goes over the summit, but not much of a view from here. The descent from 2600-2500 was ALL ice. We bushwhacked to avoid most of it. It was more than a foot thick in some places.

Trip stats: 11.2 mi. 3470 ft. elevation gain. Total time: 6 hr. 54 min.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:489 ft / 148 m
    Total Elevation Loss:349 ft / 105 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:469 ft / 142 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 394 ft / 121 m; Extra: 75 ft / 22m
    Loss on way in:75 ft / 22 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Start Trailhead:Col From Crane  2290 ft / 697 m
    Time:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:274 ft / 83 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 254 ft / 78 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    End Trailhead:Col to Rimrock  2430 ft / 740 m
    Time:17 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Cardigan Loop 4-10-16

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Church Mountain2016-04-10 a1081 ft / 329 m
2Brown Mountain2016-04-10 b200 ft / 61 m
3Church Mountain2016-04-10 c131 ft / 40 m
4Grafton Knob2016-04-10 d71 ft / 22 m
5Crane Mountain2016-04-10 e318 ft / 97 m
6Orange Mountain2016-04-10 f489 ft / 149 m
7Rimrock2016-04-10 g425 ft / 130 m
8Mount Cardigan-South Peak2016-04-10 h79 ft / 24 m
9Mount Cardigan2016-04-10 i403 ft / 123 m
10Firescrew2016-04-10 j185 ft / 56 m
11Alexandria High Point2016-04-10 k 
Total Trip Gain: 3382 ft / 1031 m    Total Trip Loss: 3392 ft / 1034 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Arthur Caverly
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