Ascent of Eastman Mountain on 2017-08-06

Climber: Map Man

Date:Sunday, August 6, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Eastman Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2939 ft / 895 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked Eastman Mountain for the 52WAV, not expecting it to be very exciting since it appeared to be wooded and it is right next to Baldface. I was surprised at how nice it was. This is definitely a great place to escape the crowds from Baldface. The first mile is on the Baldface Circle Trail, then you fork left onto the Slippery Brook Trail and strangely seem to be walking back toward the road. The trail is very easy for most of the hike; the bottom section runs across some small ridges and crosses some brooks, then it climbs gradually along a brook for most of the way. The final pitch up to the ridge is fairly steep. On the spur to the summit, it gets easy again. It's flat for a while, then climbs steeply to the summit. From the cairn, you have a nice view out over the Slippery Brook valley to the central Whites and also up at the looming south Baldface. There is a more open spot just beyond the cairn where you can sit down and enjoy the view. You can see to the east and northeast as well with a little more exploring. In addition to the scenic views, there are loads of blueberries on the summit, which fortunately don't seem to see many pickers.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2629 ft / 800 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2629 ft / 800 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2529 ft / 770 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2429 ft / 740 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Baldface Circle Tr/Slippery Brook Tr/Eastman Mtn T
    Start Trailhead:Baldface Circle Trailhead  510 ft / 155 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2529 ft / 770 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2429 ft / 740 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Eastman Mtn Tr/Slippery Brook Tr/Baldface Circle T
    End Trailhead:Baldface Circle Trailhead  510 ft / 155 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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