Ascent of Silver Mountain on 2017-12-27

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Date:Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Silver Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2190 ft / 667 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached from the north on South Road, parking at the end of the plowed section. There was a plowed-out area, and I think it was ok to park there. I continued on snowshoes southbound on South Road for a half mile to the Silver Mtn trailhead. South Road was hard-packed by snowmobiles, but the trail up Silver Mtn didn't appear to have been hiked since the snow fell.

I made new snowshoe tracks up Silver Mtn, enjoying beautiful winter scenery as I approached the top, and awesome views from the summit. Someone had even put up Christmas decorations on a Balsam fir tree just below the summit. I stayed at the summit for a while, despite the bitter cold wind. Then a couple of other snowshoe hikers showed up at the summit, and I chatted with them for a few minutes before heading out. Great peak, I might be coming back many more times.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:458 ft / 139 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
5° F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:458 ft / 139 m
    Start Trailhead:1732 ft / 527 m
Descent Statistics

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