Ascent of Barrett Mountain on 2013-08-30

Climber: Kurt Phaneuf

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 30, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Barrett Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1840 ft / 560 m

Ascent Trip Report

Enjoyed a fun (if hot/humid) hike up and over Barrett Mountain to the northern summit of New Ipswich Mountain via the Wapack Trail. Conditions were solid throughout; early sections of the trail have the feel of a logging road and are a bit overgrown in spots from disuse. Yellow trail markings and cairns throughout made this hike quite easy to negotiate.

Barrett is boreal but a short sidetrail to a lean-to (property of the Windblown Cross Country Skiing facility) provides a lovely view north towards both Grand Monadnock and North/South Pack Monadnock. A viewpoint at the northern summit of New Ipswich also provides lovely vistas.

Finally, the entire trail is a dream for those who enjoy solitude (I encountered only one runner fairly early in my hike).
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Temperature/humidity were rather high and made this hike more grueling than it would otherwise have
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kurt Phaneuf
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