Ascent of Mount Pierce on 2010-02-21

Climber: Casey Ajalat

Others in Party:Karine Thate -- Trip Report or GPS Track
& Rick
Date:Sunday, February 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Mount Pierce
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4310 ft / 1313 m

Ascent Trip Report

During the ascent there were a few snow flakes and almost no wind until we got close to alpine level. At that point the wind picked up very quickly and by the time we reached the top it was white-out frigid conditions. If it weren't for our GPS with preloaded maps we'd never know we passed over the official marker for Pierce. We estimate the snow depth was around 5 feet as none of the markers were visible at the top.

So in summary this was an awesome hike. We made it up and back all safe.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, White-out

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