Ascent of Black Mountain on 2017-05-13

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Date:Saturday, May 13, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2820 ft / 859 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached from the north side on the Black Mountain Trail.

I drove a short distance past the last houses on Howe Hill Road, over the unmaintained section of road, which was muddy and rocky. I parked at a small cleared area (shown on topo map, and visible on sat image). Almost the entire clearing was covered by a huge mud puddle, but I found a small space to park along the perimeter.

The Black Mountain Trail isn't one of the prettier trails in the White Mountains, but it makes up for it by having good footing most of the way, with grades not too steep for the most part. I made good time up to the summit ledges where I spent ten minutes enjoying the view. One other small group was up there, and a couple of them said they were visiting from New Mexico.

I then made good time once again back down to my car, and headed out.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1260 ft / 384 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1260 ft / 384 m
    Route:Black Mtn Trail
    Start Trailhead:1560 ft / 475 m
Descent Statistics

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