Ascent of Cannon Mountain-East Peak on 2012-08-13

Climber: Gabriel Couët

Date:Monday, August 13, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cannon Mountain-East Peak
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

Following my earlier bag of Cannon Mountain, my way down led me over its eastern peak. From the key col, the way up was very quick. Only a couple minutes or so. I was already running down from the main summit and I carried on up this one. I quickly reached it without stopping, and then kept going downhill along the Kinsman Ridge trail.

My feet were starting to ache a bit as I had chosen to wear my trail running shoes and I was totally not in any hiking or running shape this year. Still, I was able to race down the mountain to the tramway base parking in 35 minutes passing only one couple hiking down. At the bottom, I couldn't find the Pemi trail, and wound up on the bike path. After getting somewhat lost and ending up at the Old Man viewpoint, I backtracked and went on the bike path on the eastern side of highway 93, which I followed down all the way to the campground. This last leg took me 45 minutes, including the initial wandering at the Old Man.

Back at camp, Luiza and I lounged while preparing our stuff for the next day's hike and trying to light a fire with the dampest wood ever bought from the camping. We failed to light the fire before getting sick of it and went to sleep.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:106 ft / 32 m
    Elevation Loss:2146 ft / 654 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge trail
    Trailhead:Cannon Mountain east peak key col  3800 ft / 1158 m
    Time Up:3 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2146 ft / 654 m
    Extra Gain:66 ft / 20 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Trailhead:Lafayette Place Campground  1760 ft / 536 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 7 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Franconia Notch (August 2012) (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cannon Mountain2012-08-13 a
2Cannon Mountain-East Peak2012-08-13 b
3Mount Lafayette2012-08-14 a
4Mount Truman2012-08-14 b
5Mount Lincoln2012-08-14 c
6Little Haystack2012-08-14 d
7Mount Liberty2012-08-14 e
8Mount Flume2012-08-14 f
9North Kinsman Mountain2012-08-15 a
10South Kinsman Mountain2012-08-15 b
11North Kinsman Mountain2012-08-15 c

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