Ascent of Pawtuckaway South Mountain on 2017-05-13

Climber: Jason Rossman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, May 13, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pawtuckaway South Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:908 ft / 276 m

Ascent Trip Report

Part of a loop hike/run. After coming down the Boulder Trail to Round Pond Road, I had some confusion in trying to find the start of the South Ridge Trail. There's a sign for the bypass trail, but none for South Ridge. After referencing the map, I found the start of the trail at the edge of the pond. About .8 in from the start of the trail is tiny little pond on the right where I stopped to take a breather and enjoy the peace and quiet. I continued on to the summit and the fire tower. There was a crew working on the roof of the tower and they had the bottom all taped off so I couldn't climb it to enjoy some views. They also had a loud generator running which didn't help things either. The bugs were relentless as well. Continued down the trail to Mountain Rd., turned left then turn right on Mountain Pond Rd. to return to my car.

Total loop: 6.17 miles
Time: About 2 hours
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:580 ft / 176 m
    Total Elevation Loss:380 ft / 115 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.7 km
    Weather:Cool, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:580 ft / 176 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:South Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:328 ft / 99 m
    Time:31 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:380 ft / 115 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:South Ridge Trail, Mountain Road, Mountain Pond Ro
    End Trailhead:528 ft / 160 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Pawtuckaway State Park

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Pawtuckaway-West Peak2017-05-13371 ft / 113 m
2Mount Pawtuckaway2017-05-13451 ft / 137 m
3Pawtuckaway South Mountain2017-05-13580 ft / 177 m
Total Trip Gain: 1402 ft / 427 m    Total Trip Loss: 1015 ft / 310 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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