Ascent of Third Hill on 2018-09-22

Climber: Floyd Greenwood

Others in Party:Outdoor Pursuits
Fall 2018
Date:Saturday, September 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Third Hill
    Elevation:526 ft / 160 m

Ascent Trip Report

Entered 12/14/2018.

This was the first day trip during the Outdoor Pursuits Fall 2018 season. We parked on Mountain Road adjacent to the intersection with Mount Agamenticus Road. We hiked the Ring Trail, taking the Fisher Trail to the summit of Mount Agamenticus. There were relatively clear views from the summit although clouds were present. It was also fairly windy. We could just barely see some of the White Mountains to the northwest, maybe it was the Osipee Range, and the ocean to the east. There were some people at the summit but not many considering there's a road to the top. We then hiked down the mountain via Vultures View and then headed north on the Cedar Trail, northeast on the Norman Trail, and southeast on the Notch Trail. We then took the Wheel and Third Hill Trail to the summit of Third Hill. We then began to loop back west, following the Third Hill Trail, Darter Trail, Notch Trail, Incline Trail, and Ridge Trail to the summit of Second Hill. There were no views due to tree cover from Second or Third Hill but served as nice resting points. Finally we hiked south on the Ridge Trail, Porcupine Trail, Rocky Road Trail, and Ring Trail, returning to our vehicle on Mountain Road. The total mileage is about 8.5 hours.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Third Hill Trail
    Trailhead:Ring Trailhead on Mountain Road  -9999 ft / -3047 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
sunny, partly cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region Loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Agamenticus2018-09-22 a 
2Third Hill2018-09-22 b 
3Second Hill2018-09-22 c 

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