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Ascent of Gap Mountain on 2017-12-03

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, December 3, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gap Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1890 ft / 576 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Gap Mountain's north peak, I took a series of herd paths/bushwhacks to the col between it and the higher south peak, where there was a large talus field. From there, I took a defined herd path to the south peak, which was wooded but had a very large cairn. There were also some directional views just downslope from the summit.

Followed a similar path back to the north peak, then took the M-M Trail back to the trailhead parking lot.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:300 ft / 90 m
    Total Elevation Loss:250 ft / 75 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:150 ft / 45 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 50 ft / 16 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Herd path/bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Gap Mountain-North Summit  1840 ft / 560 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Gain on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.8 km
    Route:Herd path/bushwhack, Metacomet-Monadnock Trail
    End Trailhead:Bullard Rd. lot  
Ascent Part of Trip: Gap Mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Gap Mountain-North Summit2017-12-03700 ft / 213 m
2Gap Mountain2017-12-03300 ft / 91 m
Total Trip Gain: 1000 ft / 304 m    Total Trip Loss: 950 ft / 289 m



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