Ascent of Mount Pierce on 2011-08-05

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Others in Party:Kelly
6 others in AMC group
Date:Friday, August 5, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Pierce
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4310 ft / 1313 m

Ascent Trip Report

Today we did a traverse of three peaks in the Southern Presidential Range.

We started out near the AMC Highland Center on the Webster-Jackson Trail, and took the branch of the trail that led up Mt. Jackson. After scrambling over the final steep section of trail, we rested at the Jackson summit for 10 or 15 minutes. Next we continued along the AT/Webster Cliff Trail until we reached the Mizpah Spring Hut, where we refilled our water bottles. From there, it was a reasonably easy climb along the AT up to Mt. Pierce, where we paused again and saw Mt. Eisenhower looming above us. We followed the AT/Crawford Path and Eisenhower Loop up to Eisenhower, and that summit was the highlight of the day. After enjoying views back toward Pierce and north toward Mt. Washington, we hiked the 3+ miles down the Edmands Path to where we car spotted.

I enjoyed learning from this experienced group of hikers.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:550 ft / 167 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:550 ft / 167 m
    Route:AT/Webster Cliff Trail
    Start Trailhead:3760 ft / 1146 m
Descent Statistics

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