Cannon Mountain Winter Hike Redux

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DATE: Apr 10, 2021
END DATE: Apr 10, 2021

Hike/Event Location: Lincoln NH

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Ipswich, MA United States

Meeting Time: 9:30 AM

Max # People: 6

Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Hike Difficulty Level:

Moderate to Strenuous

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The observation tower reveals a fine panorama with a magnificent look at the Franconia Range across the notch!

Cannon Mountain (4100') is also known as Profile Mountain, referring to the magnificent profile of the Old Man of the Mountain, which collapsed in May 2003.  We'll utilize the Kinsman Ridge Trail up and back. This trail climbs aggressively to the expansive ledges atop the Cannon Cliffs [3800 ft.] that provides additional magnificent views of the Franconia Range and down into the notch. The trail then moderates as it approaches the summit with its observation tower.   

Total Distance and Elevation Gain:  4.2 miles with approximately 2150 feet in accumulative elevation gain.

Total Time:  Approximately 4.5 hours depending on breaks and group's speed.

Harsh weather may postpone to another date or cancel, as appropriate. 

We will be hiking in late winter conditions at a moderate pace with time to enjoy the scenery. There will be ice and snow. Light tracking devices are mandatory and although unlikely we may need snowshoes if there was a recent snowstorm. I will send out trail condition information mid week.  Light traction can be either Kahtoola MicroSpikes or Hillsounds Crampons that can purchased from your local outdoor outfitter such as REI or EMS; or online. If you don’t own a pair of snowshoes, you can always rent them from your local outdoor gear shop. 

Please have the appropriate gear/clothing to hike this time of year and the appropriate amount of layers to keep your core body warm. We recommend WINTER hiking boots, MicroSpikes, wool hat, gloves, hand warmers, rain/wind gear, warm layers, HEADLAMP and NO COTTON. Carry at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks.

Event Coordinators: David Byrnes

Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot

Take 93 North into the White Mountains.  From the Lincoln exit (Exit 32) continue following Route 93 North for another 9.6 miles to Exit 34B.  Cross under the highway and drive into the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway parking lot. Hiker parking is (indicated) on the far left of the parking lots.  The trailhead starts from the parking lot. Look for a white Honda CRV

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Ipswich, MA

United States
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