Ascent of Jennings Peak on 2020-08-02

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Boege
Date:Sunday, August 2, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jennings Peak
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3440 ft / 1048 m

Ascent Trip Report

We hike down from Sandwich Mountain and got to the third junction, the one with the spur to Jennings. After going over the stats on how much time we would add, we decided to go for it. It was a short but considerably steep dirt trail up to the rocky summit which afforded views to the south, including a good look at Sandwich. Another group was at the top and it was getting windy on the rock ledge. I noticed that they didn't get as close to the edge as I did.

On the way down Boege slipped and fell on the steepest part of the Jennings spur, but was ok. I noticed that she was wearing flat bottomed shoes (unsure of the tread), which were made of only one material on top. She didn't complain at all about her shoes and seemed to hike decently in them. There were other ledges lower down on the Sandwich Mountain Trail which did make this a more scenic route, if steeper and rockier than the dirt and mushroom lined Drakes Brook Trail. At the bottom we crossed a large creek and got confused on where the trail continued on the other side, maybe because some fly fisherman were working their techniques and causing distraction. We did find it (up and slightly left) and then passed a fenced in power station before arriving back at our cars. The rain that was forecasted for today arrived once I took a right onto the pavement. Good timing.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2925 ft / 891 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.9 mi / 6.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Overcast
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:160 ft / 48 m
    Loss on way in:680 ft / 207 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Sandwich Mountain Trail
    Start Trailhead:Sandwich Mountain  3960 ft / 1207 m
    Time:38 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2245 ft / 684 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2005 ft / 611 m; Extra: 240 ft / 73m
    Gain on way out:240 ft / 73 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Sandwich Mountain Trail
    End Trailhead:Drakes Brook Trailhead  1435 ft / 437 m
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Sandwich

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sandwich Mountain2020-08-02 c2525 ft / 770 m
2Sandwich Mountain-Carroll County High Point2020-08-02 d50 ft / 15 m
3Jennings Peak2020-08-02 e400 ft / 122 m
Total Trip Gain: 2975 ft / 907 m    Total Trip Loss: 2975 ft / 907 m

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