Ascent of South Twin on 2012-11-09

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Date:Friday, November 9, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Twin
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4902 ft / 1494 m

Ascent Trip Report

I traversed North and South Twin out-and-back, starting from the north. There were a few inches of fresh snow cover from the previous day's storm passage. I followed one pair of foot tracks on my way up North Twin, and I finally met the two hikers just below the summit, as they were headed back down.

Once I reached the North Twin outlook, I had a clear view west toward the Franconia Range, with a sea of undercast cloud cover obscuring view of the lower terrain. There was bright sunshine with a deep blue sky, and the trees were blanketed with fresh snow. It was a stunning winter-like scene, but I couldn't enjoy it for long because of the intense cold wind.

I made the first tracks through the few inches of snow cover on my way along the North Twin Spur, while headed to South Twin. Once I reached the treeless summit area, I stopped to enjoy the spectacular view until the powerful winds drove me away.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:462 ft / 141 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:462 ft / 141 m
    Route:N. Twin Trail, N. Twin Spur
    Trailhead:4440 ft / 1353 m
Descent Statistics

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