Ascent of Mount Pierce on 2010-08-22
|Others in Party:||Will and Rene|
|Date:||Sunday, August 22, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4310 ft / 1313 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe last mountain we hiked was Mt Pierce for Presi. Traverse. It was very windy, raining hike.
After leaving Lake of the Clouds Hut on 22nd morning, Sunday, the 5th mountain we peakbagged was Mt Moroe which was only 0.3 miles or so from Hut on our 3 days presi. Traverse hike. On 22nd, it was raining almost all day long. So we started with covered backpack w/ rain jacket. A bit unpleasant hike at the last day of Presi. Traverse, unfortunately. 3 out of 5 hikers in my hiking group only aimed the last day hike to peakbag 4 more mountains (3 listed and 1 un-listed). Since weather wasn't really good, we kept relatively faster pace throughout the day.
We left hut around 8AM and reached to Monroe summit at 8:15AM. When we got to next 1-2 peaks, we were not sure which one was the highest peak of Franklin because of bad weather. But we could identified Mt Eisenhower summit because of its bold summit. We reached there at 9:30AM. After taking 1-2 pics, we immediately left.
The last mountain we needed to peakbag was Mt Pierce and we got there at 10:20AM. After then, we just had to get out from mountain range to escape from rain/wind. We came back to AMC Highland Center at 12:10PM. We were soaked wet. After changing cloths, we had hot soup and bread there. I enjoyed 3 days hike with Fred, Sharon, Will and Rene.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Loss:||702 ft / 213 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Hut Camp|
| Weather:||Raining, Cold, Very Windy, White-out|
|Descent (To Destination) Statistics|
| Loss on way in:||702 ft / 213 m|
| Route:||Crawford Path|
| Start Trailhead:||Lake of the Clounds Hut 5012 ft / 1527 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: PresiTraverse (2 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 11971 ft / 3648 m Total Trip Loss: 9060 ft / 2761 m
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