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Ascent of Noon Peak on 2015-10-10

Climber: Paul Blanchette

Date:Saturday, October 10, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Noon Peak
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2976 ft / 907 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at parking lot for sandwich mountain trail. Cool day but expected to get sunny. Nice climb to Noon Peak with the last section a bit of a scramble and not either trail up has to cross a stream and if there is snow melt or has been a lot of rain it may be difficult to cross. Then on to Jennings (have to take a side trail to go there but it is only 0.2 miles. there is a lookout near Noon Peak and on Jennings but I was in snow squalls and there was not a lot to see. Continued on to Sandwich and the first half is just a walk but gets a little steeper when you get there. Walked around and found some piles rocks that may have noted the County Carroll high point but walking all around had to have hit it. (no GPS) Still had snow squalls. Went back down but took the Drakes Brook trail when I came to it. This is a very mild trail for the most part. Half way down the sun came out, still a great day to hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1556 ft / 474 m
    Total Elevation Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1556 ft / 474 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Sandwich mountain trail
    Start Trailhead:parking lot near waterville valley  1420 ft / 432 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Sandwich mountain trail
    End Trailhead:low point between Noon and Jennings  2936 ft / 894 m
    Time:6 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: sandwich

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Noon Peak2015-10-10 a1556 ft / 474 m
2Jennings Peak2015-10-10 b440 ft / 134 m
3Sandwich Mountain2015-10-10 c630 ft / 192 m
4Sandwich Mountain-Carroll County High Point2015-10-10 d5 ft / 2 m
Total Trip Gain: 2631 ft / 802 m    Total Trip Loss: 2710 ft / 826 m



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