Ascent of North Twin on 2013-10-12

Climber: Michael Berger

Others in Party:Richard Bedard -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Brian Platt
Date:Saturday, October 12, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Twin
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4761 ft / 1451 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great October weather for hiking - comfortable hiking temperatures, mostly sunny skies, dead calm even on the open peaks. Hiking with Dick and Brian today. This hike didn't look as difficult as some recent hikes, but it really tired me out. I think it is because it is really steeper than it seems so you tend to hike faster than you should for the incline. There are really no views up to North Twin, so it is just a grind to the nondescript summit. I got some cramping in my calves near the top - I concentrated on re-hydrating and was fine the rest of the day. We went over to the outlook and got a great view which we enjoyed while resting. It was then off to South Twin. Looking at South from the outlook, it looked like it was going to be a an exertion, but it was an easy, pleasant hike over to South. It was a repeat visit to South Twin for me, but a first time visit for my hiking partners. South has great views and we enjoyed then while having lunch. The descent was an uneventful grind. On the way down, we met quite a few folks heading up that looked badly or completely unprepared for hiking the Whites. You almost want to give them a dope slap. Someday, one of these mountains will. Great day with Dick and Brian.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Route:North Twin - Twin Spur
Descent Statistics
    Route:Twin Spur - North Twin
Ascent Part of Trip: Twins

Complete Trip Sequence:
1North Twin2013-10-12
2South Twin2013-10-12
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Michael Berger
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