Ascent to Cannon Mountain-South Slope on 1969-08-10

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:John Slayden
Fred B.
Scott B.
Date:Sunday, August 10, 1969
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Cannon Mountain - South Slope
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3850 ft / 1173 m
    Remaining Elevation:230 ft / 70 m (10% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

This was my first climb or hike ever. I was very young--my Dad had to carry me part the way up. The day before we hiked up to Lonesome Lake Hut and spent the night there. On August 10 we started up the Hi-Cannon trail, but turned back where it started getting flat. I recall being unhappy at missing the summit--an early warning sign of a future peakbagger.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2090 ft / 637 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2090 ft / 637 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2090 ft / 637 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:Kinsman Ridge Tr
    Start Trailhead:Lafayette Place  1760 ft / 536 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2090 ft / 637 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Hi-Cannon Tr
    End Trailhead:Lafayette Place  1760 ft / 536 m

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