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Ascent of Fort Mountain on 2012-01-14

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, January 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fort Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1413 ft / 430 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked off of Old Mountain Rd. near the beginning of the Fort Mountain access road, which I hiked to the top.

There were a good few inches of snow on the road. It wasn't plowed, although there were tire tracks all the way to the summit. Microspikes were helpful.

The views from the summit were great, and they were much better than the last time I hiked Fort Mountain. They were so good that I could see Mount Washington's white, snow-capped peak way off in the distance in addition to peaks such as Kearsarge South, Monadnock, and the Uncanoonucs. I hung out at the summit for a few minutes and then went back down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:600 ft / 183 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Access road
    Trailhead:Old Mountain Rd/Access road  813 ft / 247 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Mostly cloudy, cold, breezy



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