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Ascent of Gunstock Mountain on 2011-07-31

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Others in Party:Kelly
Date:Sunday, July 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gunstock Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2240 ft / 682 m

Ascent Trip Report

Kelly and I hiked Gunstock and Belknap, starting from the parking lot near the end of Carriage Road. We hiked the Blue Trail about 0.5 miles to the intersection with the white-blazed trail, which we took toward the left, 0.4 miles to Gunstock. The trail came out onto a ski run, which we took up to the summit near the top of a chairlift. We then backtracked along the white-blazed trail and then took the blue-blazed trail up to the Belknap Mountain summit. We followed the red trail down from Belknap back to the parking lot to complete the 2.5 mile hike.

We had great weather today, and at Gunstock we saw nice views from the deck outside a pub (closed for the season) near the summit. The chairlift was operating, and we saw a couple of small groups of tourists unloading, and another group load for the ride down the mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:560 ft / 170 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:560 ft / 170 m
    Route:Blue and White Trails
    Trailhead:Carriage Road TH  1680 ft / 512 m
Descent Statistics



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