Ascent of North Kinsman Mountain on 2012-09-01

Climber: Jennifer Plaza

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, September 1, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Kinsman Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4293 ft / 1308 m

Ascent Trip Report

I've been waiting all summer to climb the Kinsmans. I tried a couple of months ago via the Cascade Brook Trail and couldn't cross the brook due to the bridge being washed out. The Lonesome Lake Trail up to the Lonesome Lake Hut was uneventful. The Fishin' Jimmy Trail was very steep and rough. It was even more daunting coming back down. The Kinsman Ridge Trail was fairly steep with some boulder climbing. All of the trails were mud free. I met a couple of funny guys on the way back down that parked in the wrong lot and ended up climbing Cannon first. It was a very long and arduous hike and I'm glad to be able to cross the Kinsmans off of my list.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2523 ft / 769 m
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Low Clouds
Hot and humid with fog and low clouds at the summit.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2523 ft / 769 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman
    Trailhead:Lafayette Campground Parking Lot  1770 ft / 539 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Trailhead:Summit of North Kinsman  4293 ft / 1308 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Out and Back of North Kinsman and South Kinsman

Complete Trip Sequence:
1North Kinsman Mountain2012-09-01
2South Kinsman Mountain2012-09-01

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