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Ascent of Cannon Balls-West Peak on 2013-08-11

Climber: Steve Blanchette

Others in Party:Paul Blanchette
Date:Sunday, August 11, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cannon Balls-West Peak
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3693 ft / 1125 m

Ascent Trip Report

Full Trip Summary:
For my 30th birthday I decided to hike Cannon Mountain with my father while the rest of the family took the gondola up. We started at Lafayette Campground and the plan was to get to summit and top of observation tower by 10:36am when I was born, and we made it with 10 minutes to spare! It was great to hit a milestone like turning 30 surrounded by the ones I love with amazing views of the mountains I love!
My father and I then continued down the Kinsman trail over the Cannon Balls. We were going to try and bushwhack to Middle Cannon Ball but it was very dense and we couldn't locate the remnants of someone else attempting this, so we passed. Also bagged NE Kinsman on the way to the AT which took us back down to campground. We hiked by Lonesome Lake and the Lonesome Lake Hut. A very nice area that was very busy!
Truly a great birthday!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:393 ft / 120 m
    Elevation Loss:133 ft / 40 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:393 ft / 120 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Col  3300 ft / 1005 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:133 ft / 40 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Col  3560 ft / 1085 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Cannon

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Cannon Mountain2013-08-11 a
2The Cannon Balls2013-08-11 b
3(Attempt) Cannon Balls-Middle Peak2013-08-11 c
4Cannon Balls-West Peak2013-08-11 d
5North Kinsman Mountain-Northeast Peak2013-08-11 e
62013-08-11 f



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