Ascent of North Kinsman Mountain on 2010-09-19

Climber: John N

Others in Party:None
Date:Sunday, September 19, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Kinsman Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4293 ft / 1308 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up Lonesome Lake Trail. At the top of the trail there was a nice lake and some cabins. Fishin Jimmy Trail had large rocks that required you to climb up and over, some provided stairs. This added some elevation without actually having to go uphill. From the top of Fishin Jimmy trail the trail to the peak, Kinsman Ridge Trail, was fairly easy. There were not many views from the summit as it was quite cloudy.

On the way down I decided to bypass the Fishin Jimmy trail by taking the Kinsman Pond trail to the Cascade Brook Trail. Along the Kinsman Pond trail there was a small pond with some tent shelters that seemed nice. The Cascade Brook Trail was quite rough and wet, as it followed the path of a small brook down the mountain, presumably the Cascade Brook. This also required hiking back part of the Cascade Brook Trail to meet up with the Lonesome Lake Trail to descend the rest of the way.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2859 ft / 871 m
    Elevation Loss:2859 ft / 871 m
    Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Cloudy and cool, but very humid
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2525 ft / 770 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.7 km
    Route:Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin Jimmy Trail, Kinsman R
    Trailhead:Lafayette Campground  1768 ft / 538 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2859 ft / 871 m
    Extra Gain:334 ft / 101 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.3 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail, Cascade B
    Trailhead:Lafayette Campground  1768 ft / 538 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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