Ascent of Rose Mountain on 2010-05-29

Climber: Matt Larson

Date:Saturday, May 29, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rose Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1720 ft / 524 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started to rain just as we were getting close. There was a lot of muddy and submerged trail sections as we approached the top, and with the thunderous-looking clouds rolling in, we could have easily gotten discouraged, but we sprinted up the last 2/10 of a mile because we were just too close. We were very glad we did because the view from Rose is fantastic, especially the view looking east towards the Uncanoonucs and the ledge drop off of Joe English Hill. Great spot and definitely on the return list.

On the way down we noticed the rain had brought out HUNDREDS of orange salamanders - we had never seen so many before. We also hadn't planned on the bugs, but with the rain we had to keep moving quickly anyways, so it didn't matter much. The Helen Trail forms a loop so we were able to descend down another part of it without having to back track the way we came up The Pinnacle, so the descent ended up taking no more than 30 minutes.

We were very happy about the trip out to Rose!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:280 ft / 85 m
    Elevation Loss:510 ft / 155 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:180 ft / 55 m
    Trailhead:1540 ft / 469 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:510 ft / 155 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:Helen Trail
    Trailhead:1310 ft / 399 m
    Time Down:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Rose

Complete Trip Sequence:
1The Pinnacle2010-05-29
2Lyndeborough Mountain2010-05-29
3Rose Mountain2010-05-29

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