Ascent of Turtleback Mountain on 2015-10-02
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, October 2, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||2203 ft / 671 m|
Ascent Trip Report
Researched Dave Dunham's GPS track to determine the optimal route (I didn't have a LRCT trail map which would have been helful).
2:28 - Left from Castle in the Clouds parking lot, headed up turtleback mt trail.
3:26 - Turtleback Mt summit. Took a few pics, nice view of Lake Winnie.
3:30 - Departed for Bald Knob. Decided to bushwhack it down.
3:52 - Bald Knob - amazing view of Lake Winnie. Headed for Columnar Jointing Hill
4:15 - Column Jointing. The PB Coordinates for this one placed the peak someplace in Ossipee range (not that accurate). I was able to locate the hill just off the trail, and the point is marked on a lower knob. Climbed to the highest point in the area. Took in a little geology lesson on Columnar Jointing as I had also seen a large example of this in the Grand Canyon (Bar 10 ranch).
4:45 - Bridle Path hill
4:57 - Back at Car.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1113 ft / 339 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Overcast|
| Gain on way in:||1113 ft / 339 m|
| Distance:||3.7 mi / 5.9 km|
| Route:||Turtlehead trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Castle in the clouds 1090 ft / 332 m|
| Time:||1 Hours |
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2015-10-02 LRCT|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 1260 ft / 384 m Total Trip Loss: 597 ft / 182 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by David Darby
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