Ascent of Firescrew on 2016-04-10
|Others in Party:||Ashley|
|Date:||Sunday, April 10, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||3040 ft / 926 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe ascent was easy. A few patches of Mud and a few frozen puddles to step around. the Summit has a great view of Cardigan, and of everything to the North, including some of the highest of the White Mountains. We passed two hikers taking a break a little below the summit. At 2600 feet on the Manning trail we encountered an ice flow that made the trail impassable. We stopped an looked at it for a while, and decided we'd go off trail to the South and descend a slightly less icy flow with trees for hand holds. I went down first and it took about 10 minutes to descent about 40 vertical feet at an angle of about 60 degrees. While I was helping the others in my party descend, the two other hikers caught up with us and started looking for a different way because the woman was not impressed with our route. as the last one in our group made it down, the other hikers had eventually decided to follow us, so I stayed to see if I could offer assistance. He made it half way down fine, and stopped to help her, as she was having hard time and noticeably freaking out. I was trying to help her by telling her where I put my hands, and her was telling her to not listen to me and do what he did instead, all the while she was getting visibly more agitated, so I eventually wished them luck and left. We encountered a few more icy patches on the way down, but nothing that bad. All the ice certainly made an 11 mile hike feel a lot longer and my knees were killing me by the time we made it to the car. We took turns changing in the Lodge and chatted with the Lodge worker (I forgot his name but he was very friendly and helpful). When we were leaving the two hikers we left on the ice flow were just getting to their car. For our post hike meal we chose Tilton House of Pizza, apparently the Best in the state. It was certainly very good.
The Manning trail is an icy mess and probably will be into May.
The Lodge is awesome and the workers are friendly.
Tilton House of Pizza has really good Pizza.
Trip stats: 11.2 mi. 3470 ft. elevation gain. Total time: 6 hr. 54 min.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||185 ft / 56 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1730 ft / 527 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.6 mi / 4.2 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cold, Windy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||135 ft / 41 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 115 ft / 35 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m|
| Loss on way in:||20 ft / 6 m|
| Distance:||0.3 mi / 0.5 km|
| Start Trailhead:||Col From Cardigan 2925 ft / 891 m|
| Time:||10 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||1710 ft / 521 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 1660 ft / 506 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m|
| Gain on way out:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||2.3 mi / 3.7 km|
| Route:||Manning Trail|
| End Trailhead:||AMC Lodge 1380 ft / 420 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 40 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Cardigan Loop 4-10-16|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3382 ft / 1031 m Total Trip Loss: 3392 ft / 1034 m
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