Ascent of Cannon Mountain on 2009-10-18

Climber: Matthew Nelson

Others in Party:Aaron Davis
Stacey Kenfield
Date:Sunday, October 18, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cannon Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4080 ft / 1243 m

Ascent Trip Report

This hike really redeemed the weekend. It finally stopped raining around 6AM and things dried out a little bit. The trail was much steeper than I expected and much of the upper half was either on rock slab or mud. We did our best to stay dry. The views were beautiful, and the weather very pleasant while in the trees.

Aaron and Stacey on the way up.

Looking down on Lonesome Lake from Cannon

There was considerable wind at the summit, but that is expected.

The way down was also smooth. All in all a great hike, and definitely needed after the disappointing day before.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2305 ft / 702 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:Cannon Trail
    Trailhead:Lafayette Campground  1775 ft / 541 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Rock Climb
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Franconia Ridge 10/09

Complete Trip Sequence:
1(Attempt) Mount Lafayette2009-10-172162 ft / 659 m
2Cannon Mountain2009-10-182305 ft / 703 m
Total Trip Gain: 4467 ft / 1362 m    Total Trip Loss: 4467 ft / 1362 m

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