Ascent of Joe English Hill on 2017-04-16

Climber: Map Man

Date:Sunday, April 16, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Joe English Hill
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1280 ft / 390 m

Ascent Trip Report

Using directions from another hiker on PeakBagger, I ascended Joe English Hill via the gravel roads on the north slope. Navigation was fairly easy, and the path ascended moderately. The only downside was the garbage dumped on the trails. Near the summit, the trail becomes a pleasant path through very open woods. There were quite many viewpoints scattered all over the broad summit, accessible by a web of herd paths and one trail blazed in yellow. The views are clearly best when the leaves are off the trees. The best viewpoints were on the south side, atop the steep, cliffy side of the mountain. I decided to follow the yellow trail on descent, thinking it may lead close to where I parked. The trail was nice for the most part, except for the slippery leaf cover. Near the bottom, the trail took a turn down the steep slope and led out to a trailhead on Laurel Lane with a new-looking trail sign. Bizarrely enough, it seems that this trailhead is not accessible by vehicle. If you can't drive to it and no one knows it exists, why is it there? I walked through the woods to the drivable portion of Laurel Lane and walked the road back to a point where I could cut through the forest back to Summit Drive.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:470 ft / 143 m
    Total Elevation Loss:470 ft / 143 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:470 ft / 143 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Gravel road/Unofficial Trail
    Start Trailhead:End of Summit Drive  810 ft / 246 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:470 ft / 143 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Unknown Yellow Trail
    End Trailhead:End of Summit Drive  810 ft / 246 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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