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Ascent of Balch Hill on 2012-08-24

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Friday, August 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balch Hill
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:956 ft / 291 m

Ascent Trip Report

Balch Hill Natural Area has many intersecting trails all leading to a summit (N 43° 42.759 W 072° 15.676)of sweeping views & gentle breezes, my company today was all joggers and seemingly from the surrounding homes.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:121 ft / 36 m
    Total Elevation Loss:121 ft / 36 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:86 ft / 26 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 76 ft / 23 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Grasse Road Trail
    Start Trailhead:Grasse Road  880 ft / 268 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:111 ft / 33 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 76 ft / 23 m; Extra: 35 ft / 10m
    Gain on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Fire Tr, Garipay Tr, Hunter East Tr & Grasse Rd Tr
    End Trailhead:Grasse Road  880 ft / 268 m
    Time:18 Minutes



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