Ascent of South Twin on 2020-06-27

Climber: Nicholas Belanger

Date:Saturday, June 27, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Twin
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4902 ft / 1494 m

Ascent Trip Report

Chained together several peaks for a fun out and back with a couple of branch-offs. Great weather, slightly overcast upon Galehead originally, but the clouds broke a bit when we arrived at S. Twin, Guyot, and Zealand for the day. By the time we made it back to Galehead it was basically clear skies ahead.

Twinway up S.Twin from Galehead hut was steep, but not as bad as expected. Very dry which was nice, and views of the Pemi and the Hut from the trail were great. Heading down the east side of S.Twin was not bad at all, with some quick elevation loss, than a nice gradual trail following. Had the summit to ourselves for a good 30 seconds!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1140 ft / 347 m
    Total Elevation Loss:539 ft / 164 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1140 ft / 347 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Start Trailhead:Galehead Hut -> Twinway  3762 ft / 1146 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:539 ft / 164 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    End Trailhead:Col Between Guyot and S.Twin  4363 ft / 1329 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Galehead, S.Twin, Guyot, Zealand (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Galehead Mountain2020-06-272418 ft / 737 m
2South Twin2020-06-271140 ft / 347 m
3Mount Guyot2020-06-27293 ft / 89 m
4Zealand Mountain2020-06-271516 ft / 462 m
Total Trip Gain: 5367 ft / 1635 m    Total Trip Loss: 5366 ft / 1635 m

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