Ascent of South Twin on 2009-08-23

Climber: Arne Schussler

Date:Sunday, August 23, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Twin
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4902 ft / 1494 m

Ascent Trip Report

North Twin trail. foggy and hot. Got to trailhead just as another hiker was leaving and left about 10 min. behind. 1st crossing looked wet so took the "high water" trail and avoided first 2 crossings. Got to 3rd and the previous hiker and a ranger were on the island. Hiker directed me upstream to a dry crossing. Ranger passed me shortly after carrying a sign and not liking the humid conditions. Passed him 15 min later while he was off the trail checking a campsite. Didn't see him again until coming back from South. Completely soaked in sweat at end. time 6:00
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3264 ft / 994 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.9 mi / 11.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:nasty hot and humid, foggy and cool at peaks
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3264 ft / 994 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Start Trailhead:1638 ft / 499 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Twins

Complete Trip Sequence:
 South Twin2009-08-233264 ft / 995 m
1North Twin2009-08-23317 ft / 97 m
Total Trip Gain: 3581 ft / 1092 m

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