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Ascent of South Twin on 2011-09-20

Climber: Wesley Barry

Others in Party:Mike Jones
Date:Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Twin
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4902 ft / 1494 m

Ascent Trip Report

Well it was another poor weather day for our hike! We started at 8:00am at the North Twin Trailhead to light rain that increased as we got going. The river crossings were not too bad as we used poles to help us out. I got soaked on the way up to North Twin but luckily I brought an extra shirt so I changed near the top. This made all the difference in the world. At this point the rain had mostly let up so now that I felt human again we continued on to the summit of South Twin where we briefly stopped to enjoy the non-views and have a bite to eat. From here we started the treacherous decent on the Twinway to the Galehead hut. Although it was a short distance of 0.8 miles it was an intense 0.8 miles. At the hut we went on to Galehead at which point it started raining again. We took the Gale River Trail on the way down and had fun sliding in the mud on the new section of trail. It is amazing that neither of us fell! We got back to the car at 3:00pm and were pretty sore, tired and soaking wet!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:458 ft / 139 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:458 ft / 139 m
    Extra Loss:317 ft / 96 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:North Twin Spur
    Trailhead:North Twin Mountain  4761 ft / 1451 m
    Time Up:0 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Twins & Galehead

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1North Twin2011-09-20
2South Twin2011-09-20
3Galehead Mountain2011-09-20
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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