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Ascent of Whaleback Mountain on 1959-07-27

Climber: Chip Carpenter

Others in Party:camp pasquaney 1st walk
Date:Monday, July 27, 1959
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Whaleback Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3586 ft / 1093 m

Ascent Trip Report

franconia ridge - camp hike - dick thorington gut walk

in july 1959 we took the old oseeo trail which originated off kancamagus highway where clear brook entered - but is now the clearbrook condo complex. we did not climb via the lincoln woods trail, cut after the condo's went up. early maps i.e.: 1969 show the esseo tr going straight up clear brook about 1.25 miles then slabbing northeast to whaleback mt and across that ridge to mt flume for a total of 4.25 miles

total trip:
one day
16.20 miles

osseo tr
a. whaleback mt
b. mt flume
c. mt liberty

franconia ridge trail
d. little haystack
e. mt lincoln
f. mt truman
g. mt lafayette

descent
old briddle path
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2686 ft / 818 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2686 ft / 818 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:camp hike - franconia ridge
    Start Trailhead:clear brook on kancamagus highway  900 ft / 274 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: franconia ridge - camp hike thorington gut w

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
 Whaleback Mountain1959-07-27 12686 ft / 819 m
2Mount Flume1959-07-27 2742 ft / 226 m
3Mount Liberty1959-07-27 3131 ft / 40 m
4Little Haystack1959-07-27 4301 ft / 92 m
5Mount Lincoln1959-07-27 5329 ft / 100 m
6Mount Truman1959-07-27 6240 ft / 73 m
7Mount Lafayette1959-07-27 74340 ft / 1323 m
Total Trip Gain: 8769 ft / 2673 m    Total Trip Loss: 3460 ft / 1055 m



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