Ascent of Hedgehog Mountain on 2017-07-19

Climber: Daniel Griffin

Others in Party:Megan Griffin
Date:Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hedgehog Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2532 ft / 771 m

Ascent Trip Report

A wonderful little mountain for a clear day. Great views into the Whites from the east ledges and the summit. Moderate trail on the counter clockwise loop, though the trail down is a little hard on the knees. Nothing serious, but if you have bad knees you should be aware of the down slope.

Really nice footing the whole way with a little bit of slab granite to work through. There is something for everyone on this trip. Hard woods, conifers, ledges, views...everything in one little trip. A great hike for beginners or someone just getting back into the game!

Our pace was slower this trip due to having a newer hiker with us.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1305 ft / 397 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1305 ft / 397 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
85-90 degrees with light breeze
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1305 ft / 397 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:UNH Trail (EAST LOOP)
    Start Trailhead:Downes brook trail head  1227 ft / 373 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1305 ft / 397 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:UNH (WEST LOOP) with Allan's ledge
    End Trailhead:Downes Brook trail head  1227 ft / 373 m
    Time:2 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Daniel Griffin
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