Ascent of North Pack Monadnock Mountain on 2013-05-27

Climber: Steve Blanchette

Others in Party:Paul Blanchette -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Monday, May 27, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Pack Monadnock Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2276 ft / 693 m

Ascent Trip Report

Full Trip Summary:
Nice Memorial Day hike across the Pack Monadnocks! We started from Miller State Park parking lot and took the Wapack trail up to Pack Monadnock summit. Climbed the fire tower and got some nice views. Mostly clear day could see Grand Monadnock, some Vermont peaks, and Wachusett Mt. in Mass. Could also see Kearsage and Cardigan Mts. looking North.
From here we decided to hike the ridgeline on Wapack Trail over to Middle and North Pack Monadnock peaks. View from North Pack was somewhat blocked by trees so we took a detour along the Cliff Trail loop and enjoyed lunch up on the cliffs with a great view back toward the fire tower on Pack Monadnock. Met back up with Wapack trail and hiked back up to Pack Monadnock.
The return hike from Pack Monadnock we decided to take the Marion Jones trail instead of Wapack back down to parking lot. Overall these are not the biggest mountains but they have some nice views and well maintained trail. The whole trip combined was over 8 miles and 2000+ in elevation, so not bad for a southern NH day hike!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:436 ft / 132 m
    Total Elevation Loss:556 ft / 169 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:436 ft / 132 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:Wapack Trail
    Start Trailhead:Col  1840 ft / 560 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:556 ft / 169 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Cliff Trail, Wapack Trail
    End Trailhead:Col  1720 ft / 524 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Pack Monadnock (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Pack Monadnock Mountain2013-05-27 a806 ft / 246 m
2Middle Pack Monadnock2013-05-27 b248 ft / 76 m
3North Pack Monadnock Mountain2013-05-27 c436 ft / 133 m
4Pack Monadnock Mountain2013-05-27 d560 ft / 171 m
Total Trip Gain: 2050 ft / 626 m    Total Trip Loss: 2050 ft / 625 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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