Ascent of Mount Tecumseh on 2011-04-26

Climber: Mark Bailey

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Tecumseh
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4003 ft / 1220 m

Ascent Trip Report

Set off at about 9AM, it was colder than I was expecting, and more snow than I planned for. I forded the stream on a fallen tree. The initial ascent between the two stream fordings was lovely, I had to pause for a few phone calls but that was ok. After the trail passes the ski trail viewpoint it steepened.

The summit cone was steep and snowy, I postholed up to my upper thigh many times. Summit was foggy. Postholed even more on the way back down. The long straight slope paralleling the ski slope was a combination of sliding, jogging, and occasionally postholing through. Wished I had skis or a snowboard on the descent. Back to the car at about 2:30 after fielding a few more phone calls.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds

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