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Ascent of Mount Carrigain on 2013-06-22

Climber: Jennifer Plaza

Others in Party:Random Group of Hikers Meetup - Led by John Lagasse. Carpooled with Mike.
Date:Saturday, June 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Carrigain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4680 ft / 1426 m

Ascent Trip Report

Carpooled from the Market Basket in Hooksett, NH with a man named Mike. We saw a huge moose on the road in Crawford Notch. Hiked with the Random Group of Hikers Meetup, led by John Lagasse. The first two miles were almost completely level, the next three were a fairly relentless climb. There was a nice ridge walk near the top before the final push to the summit. Fire tower at the top. It was hot, humid, and dry for the ascent, but started pouring rain on the way down which lasted the whole way. I got several large mosquito bites. Overall, it was a nice group and a nice hike.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3200 ft / 975 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Signal Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Sawyer River Road Trailhead  1480 ft / 451 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Hot, Calm, Overcast
Hot with no precipitation on the ascent, overcast at summit, hot and raining on descent.
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 



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