Ascent of North Pack Monadnock Mountain on 2011-06-11

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Date:Saturday, June 11, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Pack Monadnock Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2276 ft / 693 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked this mountain with one of my friends that I used to go to school with. We were originally going to hike Mount (Grand) Monadnock, but we decided not to because of the weather.

My friend got directions to North Pack Monadnock on his Blackberry, and we got to the trailhead at 10:40 AM. It was very rainy and cloudy, but we wanted to go on a hike, so we chose to hike North Pack Monadnock.

The trail started out with an easy grade, and we were hiking very fast. After a little while, there were some wooden bridges on the trail that we could walk on. There was a stream which also had a bridge over it. The trail was still easy to hike, but we were soaking wet and hadn't even reached the summit! After about thirty minutes, there was a lookout, but it wasn't the summit, so we walked past it. We were getting even more soaked, but we finally reached the summit.

The top was covered in clouds, it was still raining, and there were no views from the top. There was a large cairn that marked the summit. We stopped there for a water and food break. My friend had some water and a granola bar; I had water but didn't eat anything. We were at the summit for literally a few minutes, but decided to hike back down because of the weather.

The hike down was like the hike up: rainy and cold. We did pass some people hiking up, so we weren't the only ones crazy enough to hike North Pack Monadnock.

When we got back to my truck, we were drenched, and it felt uncomfortable sitting down. We went to Jaffrey to have lunch at McDonalds and then went home.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:962 ft / 293 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Rainy, cloudy, breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:962 ft / 293 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Wapack Trail
    Start Trailhead:1314 ft / 400 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Wapack Trail
    Time:45 Minutes

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