Ascent of Potash Mountain on 2012-06-10

Climber: Matt Vadeboncoeur

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 10, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Potash Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2680 ft / 816 m

Ascent Trip Report

Downes Brk crossing was more difficult than I expected, which only means that I had to take my boots off and wade.

Brook crossing can be avoided when water is high by starting on FR511 and joining/leaving the Potash Mtn Trail 0.7 mile from the Kanc (same distance by road or trail), just past a recent clearcut. FR511 is an active logging road; don't block the gate.

Summit and ledge views are great. Worst black flies of the season on summit; didn't stay long!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1430 ft / 435 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1430 ft / 435 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1430 ft / 435 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Potash Mtn Tr
    Start Trailhead:Downes Brk Parking  1250 ft / 381 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1430 ft / 435 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Potash Mtn Tr, FR511, Kanc
    End Trailhead:Downes Brk Parking  1250 ft / 381 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes

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