Ascent of Burke Mountain on 2011-07-26

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Burke Mountain
    Elevation:3260 ft / 993 m

Ascent Trip Report

Short/easy hike from summit parking ....... .8 miles, 30 minute RT.

From I91, exit 24 we traveled north on hwy 144 to East Burke to a right turn on Mountain Road (just north on the Church), 2.4 miles to the Toll Gate, pay the 5$ fee then drive 2.2 miles to the summit parking and the TH at the south left corner of the parking area.
The signed/blue-blazed Summit Trail leads left .4 miles to the rocky outcrop summit, topped with a fire tower, 3 Communication Towers and large buildings.
A new Wind Turbine has been installed just before you arrive at the parking, also new construction is in progress for a new Lift Station.
I should note that the drive to the summit is very steep making the descent very hard on the smoking/smelly breaks, I had to stop twice.

We drove to the White Mountain National Forest in NH and overnighted at the Big Rock Campground, on the Kancamangus Hwy, east of Lincoln.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:160 ft / 48 m
    Total Elevation Loss:160 ft / 48 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:160 ft / 48 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:short trail from summit parking
    Start Trailhead:summit parking  3100 ft / 944 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:160 ft / 48 m
    Route:short trail to summit parking
    End Trailhead:summit parking  3100 ft / 944 m

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