Ascent of Welch Mountain on 2014-08-15

Climber: Isaiah Knight

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, August 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Welch Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2605 ft / 794 m

Ascent Trip Report

I set off in hopes to find the base of Campton mountain... I was unsuccessful as I went down backwoods in my town.... I gave up and set off for these two peaks again.... I had work at 2:00 so I knew I still had time before work to do them. I managed to get an early start at the bottom as I tried to beat my fastest time for completing the loop... its a 4.4 mile loop trail that connects Welch and dickey, my fastest previous time was 1:41. I made it to the view spot in 21 mins and the top in 44 minutes.... I was on a role passing people left and right, I was on target with gold in my hands coming back down dickey when I caught my foot on a root and fell.... I hurt my leg to the point of crying.... it was a close call, I tried slowly walking/limping my way to the car... close enough to the parking I knew I was in good shape. I managed to get to the bottom in 1:28:31 setting a new PR for the loop... maybe when my leg gets better i'll give it another whirl.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1534 ft / 467 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.1 mi / 3.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
high 60's sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1405 ft / 428 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Welch Mountain Trail
    Start Trailhead:Welch & Dickey Parking  1200 ft / 365 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way out:129 ft / 39 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    Route:Dickey Mountain Trail
    End Trailhead:Mt. Dickey  2734 ft / 833 m
    Time:10 Minutes

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