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Ascent of Cannon Mountain on 2018-06-21

Climber: Map Man

Date:Thursday, June 21, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cannon Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4080 ft / 1243 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a revisit to Cannon to try out the Hi-Cannon Trail. I found that all routes up Cannon are comparable in difficulty and none of them are easy. The bottom section of Hi-Cannon seems unnecessarily rough to me - the Lonesome Lake Trail/Dodge Cutoff is a much nicer option. The upper half of Hi-Cannon is still very steep and difficult, but enjoyable. There are plenty of outlooks across the notch, to the south, and also down to Lonesome Lake. I found the ladder on the trail was in good condition. The final section of this route is a long, flat walk across the crest of Cannon. The summit was as usual, very touristy but still spectacular. I made a loop of this trip by descending on the Kinsman Ridge Trail/Lonesome Lake Trail combination. The section of the Kinsman Ridge Trail coming down off of Cannon is probably the most difficult trail on this mountain. Extreme grades with massive boulders and tree roots are how it is.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2380 ft / 725 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2380 ft / 725 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2340 ft / 713 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2320 ft / 707 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:Hi-Cannon Tr
    Start Trailhead:Lafayette Place  1760 ft / 536 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2360 ft / 719 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2320 ft / 707 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Gain on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge Tr/Lonesome Lake Tr
    End Trailhead:Lafayette Place  1760 ft / 536 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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