Ascent of Mount Pierce on 2016-02-07

Climber: Arthur Caverly

Others in Party:Ashley
Date:Sunday, February 7, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Pierce
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4310 ft / 1313 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Sky really started to clear up as we approached Pierce. We stopped a few hundred feet short of the summit for Hot Chocolate and pictures, as the wind was no longer a problem, and the sky had cleared to about 5000 feet. Saw 12 more hikers here and a couple Gray Jays, although we didn't get to feed them. Took plenty of Pictures and headed up to the summit. I jogged down the trail a bit to get a shot of Chocorua against the orange sky and went back to the summit to get ready for the ride down. We got out the sleds and headed back to Crawford Path for a fast descent. the first two runs were the best, the second being just over a half mile from 4000 feet to 3550 feet in about 6 minutes. We passed a few hikers on the way down, most of them impressed with our sledding skills, and made it from the Pierce intersection to the road in 40 minutes. Our best sledding yet. By the time we changed and left for Conway and dinner, the sun had come out, and by the time we got there, there wasn't a cloud in the sky over the Presidentials. I guess it pays to be late sometimes...

Trip stats: 9.0 mi. 3660 ft. elevation gain. Total time: 5 hrs. 3 min.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:410 ft / 124 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2520 ft / 767 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:360 ft / 109 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 310 ft / 94 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Crawford Path, AT
    Start Trailhead:Col from Eisenhower  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Time:12 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2470 ft / 752 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2420 ft / 737 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Crawford Path
    End Trailhead:Crawford Depot  1890 ft / 576 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Pierce and Eisenhower

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Eisenhower2016-02-07 a3250 ft / 991 m
2Mount Pierce2016-02-07 b410 ft / 125 m
Total Trip Gain: 3660 ft / 1116 m    Total Trip Loss: 3660 ft / 1115 m

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