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NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Red Trail
Route: Carriage Road, Red Trail, (Belknap Mountain), Green Trail, Carriage Road
Carriage Road was decently packed by snowmobile traffic. Barebootable, but also good snowshoeing (no bare spots).
Red Trail had seen little recent use (perhaps one set of snowshoe tracks before the most recent storm). Probably about 2 feet of snowpack with some drifting up high. Snowpack supporting snowshoes decently. Snowshoes a must for this trail at the moment.
Green Trail was packed by snowmobiles and could probably be barebooted at the moment (there is some ice that's typical for that trail that isn't too far below the snowpack, so traction may be needed before long), but was ideal with snowshoes.
Some stiff wind gusts on the fire tower this evening!
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The Blue Trail trailhead
Looking toward Mt. Major from the Belknap Mountain fire tower
The sunset as seen from the Belknap Mountain fire tower
Directions to trailhead: From Route 11A East (from Route 3), take a right on Hoyt Road. Continue down this road as it becomes Belknap Mountain Road. Eventually, take a left onto the Carriage Road. In winter, the bulk of the Carriage Road is closed, but there is often room for a few vehicles to park near the gate.
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