Ascent of Saddleback Mountain on 2016-03-07

Climber: Arthur Caverly

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, March 7, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Saddleback Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1150 ft / 350 m

Ascent Trip Report

Shortly after the summit of NW peak, I descended into a clearing at the Col between the two peaks. I saw a couple trees with orange marking tape on them. I assumed they were a property marker or something and continued my bushwhack. a few hundred feet later, I saw a few more and decided to follow it. It eventually led me almost to the summit ridge. The markers stop at a stone wall which had a posted sign on it. I hadn't heard of anyone else on this peak finding posted signs, and truthfully, I didn't care, so I continued to the ridge, then west to the peak. There is a small cairn at the summit, and despite the snow storm, I could just make out the silhouette of North Pawtuckaway between the trees. Not much else to see here. I wanted to check out the ledges to the south, but I was a bit cold and decided to head back. I went back to the NW summit, and after a little searching, I found the trail down, and followed it to the gate on Mountain road.

Trip stats: 3.7 mi. 722 ft. elevation gain. Total time: 1 hr. 24 min.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:320 ft / 96 m
    Total Elevation Loss:505 ft / 153 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.1 mi / 3.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:170 ft / 51 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 140 ft / 43 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    Start Trailhead:Col From North Peak  1010 ft / 307 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:475 ft / 144 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 325 ft / 99 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Gain on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:footpath, Bushwhack
    End Trailhead:Old Mountain Road at last house  825 ft / 251 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Saddleback 3-7-16

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Saddleback Mountain-Northwest Peak2016-03-07 a402 ft / 123 m
2Saddleback Mountain2016-03-07 b320 ft / 98 m
Total Trip Gain: 722 ft / 221 m    Total Trip Loss: 722 ft / 220 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Arthur Caverly
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