Ascent of Middle Weeks on 2012-10-20

Climber: Gabriel C

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 20, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Middle Weeks
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3684 ft / 1122 m

Ascent Trip Report

The col between South and Middle Weeks lies on a flattish piece of ground and the trail passes through in a straight line. The uphill follows this line directly towards the summit and the grade is easy. Again, I was spotting many traces of moose activity, and this made me all the more nervous. The footprints were going in the same direction I was headed and I didn't want to catch up to their maker. I was doubly aware and cautious.

There were no events on this peak though and the summit, as its predecessor, was very bland and uninteresting. I stopped a few minutes to take some bites out of my rations before resuming downhill. Here, the next col was slightly lower than the previous, and the number of switchbacks increased. At least, the worse of the blowdown was behind.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:217 ft / 66 m
    Elevation Loss:437 ft / 133 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:184 ft / 56 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Kilkenny Ridge trail
    Trailhead:South Weeks col  3500 ft / 1066 m
    Time Up:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:437 ft / 133 m
    Extra Gain:33 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Kilkenny Ridge trail
    Trailhead:Middle Weeks col  3280 ft / 999 m
    Time Down:12 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Pliny/Pilot (oct. 2012) (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Starr King2012-10-20 a
2Mount Waumbek2012-10-20 b
3Mount Weeks-South Peak2012-10-20 c
4Middle Weeks2012-10-20 d
5Mount Weeks2012-10-20 e
6Terrace Mountain2012-10-20 f
7Terrace Mountain-Middle Peak2012-10-20 g
8Terrace Mountain-North Peak2012-10-20 h
9Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob2012-10-20 i
10Mount Cabot2012-10-20 j
11Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob2012-10-20 k
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel C
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