Ascent of Mount Hancock on 2013-09-01

Climber: Kaerstin Quinlan

Others in Party:Dan Quinlan
Date:Sunday, September 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hancock
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4400 ft / 1341 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started out at 10:45 am on a not so wonderful day. Rain/Thunderstorms predicted throughout the day. Since these peaks don't offer great views, doing them on a not so good day is OK.
Started out with Mom and Dad on the Hancock Trail off the Kanc Hwy.
Reached the Cedar Brook Trail at 11:30. It's a bit wet from last nights rain, but not muddy at all. The trail is cut back pretty wide - no rain yet!
We got to the N/S Hancock loop Jct at 12:30 - now the climbing begins!
Mom decided she would skip the steep part. Dad and I caught several other hikers as we headed to the summit.
Reached the summit of N. Hancock at 1:30 pm
We had a rather quick lunch at the lookout as the rain rolled in. We headed for S. Hancock at 1:50 as the rain started.
We reached S. Hancock at 2:30, no real views and now it is raining so we kept going. Took us 20 minutes to get down the steep part and then we were back at the car at 4:30.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2900 ft / 883 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2900 ft / 883 m
    Distance:9.3 mi / 15 km
    Route:Hancock/Cedar Br/Hancock Loop
    Start Trailhead:Hancock Trail / Kanc Highway  1500 ft / 457 m
    Time:5 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Hancocks

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Hancock2013-09-01 a2900 ft / 884 m
2Mount Hancock-Middle Peak2013-09-01 b 
3South Hancock2013-09-01 c 
Total Trip Gain: 2900 ft / 884 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kaerstin Quinlan
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