Ascent of Belknap Mountain on 2011-07-31

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Others in Party:Kelly
Date:Sunday, July 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Belknap Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2382 ft / 726 m

Ascent Trip Report

Kelly and I hiked Gunstock and Belknap, starting from the parking lot near the end of Carriage Road. We hiked the Blue Trail about 0.5 miles to the intersection with the white-blazed trail, which we took toward the left, 0.4 miles to Gunstock. The trail came out onto a ski run, which we took up to the summit near the top of a chairlift. We then backtracked along the white-blazed trail and then took the blue-blazed trail up to the Belknap Mountain summit. We followed the red trail down from Belknap back to the parking lot to complete the 2.5 mile hike.

When we reached the summit of Belknap, we saw another couple beginning to walk down from the firetower. We then took our turn to climb to the top, and saw some impressive 360 degree views. We had sunny weather today, making for good conditions for a fire tower hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:392 ft / 119 m
    Total Elevation Loss:702 ft / 213 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:392 ft / 119 m
    Route:Blue Trail
    Start Trailhead:Gunstock Mountain  1990 ft / 606 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:702 ft / 213 m
    Route:Red Trail
    End Trailhead:1680 ft / 512 m

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