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Ascent of Black Cap on 2010-11-20

Climber: Jim Johnson

Date:Saturday, November 20, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Cap
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2367 ft / 721 m

Ascent Trip Report

28 Miles - N.Conway, NH with Kevin Tilton. Green Hills run from Kevin's house to Hurricane Mt. Road via Rattlesnake Mtn (1575 ft.), Middle Mtn (1801 ft.), Peaked Mtn (1673 ft.), and Black Cap (2356 ft.) then back. Very cool run through Redstone. We got to see all the old Quarry machinery and leftover buildings. We parked my car on Hurricane Mtn. road and went back to Kevin's house to start from there. It took us about 2:32 to get to my car, then 2:47 to get back (mostly because I was having a tough time on the climbs, especially the one back up Black Cap from Hurricane Mt. Rd.). Total time for the run was 5:19 and change (running time). We were out for a total of about 6 hrs including the stop at the car and a few stops mainly on the summits for water and some quick pictues. My hamstrings, ankles, plantar fascia, hips, lower back, and butt were all killing me at 14 miles and not too long after we turned around to head back, I started to bonk. I kept it together on the way back better than I thought and had enough gels to get me through and rebound. Water was a different story. I ran out of water on the way out, but got to refill at my car. On the way back, I was out before halfway. I filled my bottle in a small stream because I was desperate. Kevin told me I'd get beaver fever from drinking it. I took my chances. Now I'm nervous as hell. There were steady snow flurries and powerful wind gusts in the higher elevations and it was probably in the low 30s the whole time. We got out of the trails and back onto the road (about 2.5 miles from Kevin's house) just as it got completely dark....timing it basically perfectly. I'll post some photos/short vids tomorrow sometime. I hope my stomach isn't killing me tomorrow...
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