Ascent of Potash Mountain on 2020-10-03

Climber: Dan Quinlan

Others in Party:Gudi Quinlan
Date:Saturday, October 3, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Potash Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2680 ft / 816 m

Ascent Trip Report

The parking lot is packed, and multiple cars lined the road where we too had to park. This is a very busy time of the year with the changing of the leaves and probably people escaping the pandemic isolation.
Weather is in the 50’s and completely overcast, but it looks like the summit is not in the clouds.
Reached the small opening / ledge that provides a clear view over to Hedgehog mountain. Didn’t stay long and just pushed on to the summit.
2:20 pm
Reached the summit of Potash. There are some genuinely nice open ledges providing views of Hedgehog and over to the mountains in the Sandwich range – very impressive. Although it is overcast, the summits are all in view.
The trail for the most part in very “rooty”, not a lot of rocks/boulders. There is a bit of ledge at the very top, but easy enough to get up.
2:45 pm
After eating a little lunch of PBJs and enjoying the views we headed back down.
4:00 pm
Back at the car. This is a wonderful hike, the trail is vey easy to follow and no big scrambles or super steep sections.
4.6 miles 1,400’ elevation (3:05 moving time)

Date entered is round trip
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1400 ft / 426 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
High Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1400 ft / 426 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:Potash Trail
    Start Trailhead:Off route 112  1280 ft / 390 m
    Time:3 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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