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Campton Mountain, Mt. Weetamoo
Campton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Ascending a logging road
Ascending a logging road

Route: Bushwhacks, logging roads

We bushwhacked up from near Reservoir Road, roughly following the forest boundary swath, though we did stray off it after awhile and found some logging roads. Eventually, we bushwhacked up to the ridge, then along it to Campton Mountain. Wooded unmarked highpoint, adjacent to a bog. Possibility for a view through the trees from a little east of there, but hard to tell. With current snowpack, the woods were reasonable.

We then continued along the ridge in reasonable woods, dropping down a few times for open woods. We didn't find any markings on the summit of Weetamoo. Due to the weather, we didn't get to see anything, but it appears there would be westerly views in the current snowpack. There appear to be some ledges at and near the summit, but we didn't investigate too much due to the weather.

Overall, snowpack was probably close to 2 feet down low and 3 feet or more along the ridge. Conditions were subpar, as the breakable crust (about an inch of frozen granular on top of sugar snow) made for slow going. There was also about an inch of new powder that fell this morning. Snow was starting to soften up down low on the way out.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Campton Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Weetamoo
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,520'
Destination: Campton Mountain
Time Elapsed: 02:03
Trailhead Elevation: 1,590'
Summit Elevation: 2,387'
Vertical Gain: 847'
Destination: Mt. Weetamoo
Time Elapsed: 01:32
Trailhead Elevation: 2,387'
Summit Elevation: 2,548'
Vertical Gain: 361'
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:54
Hike Time Elapsed: 1,408


The marsh adjacent to the summit of Campton Mountain - Click to enlarge
The marsh adjacent to the summit of Campton Mountain

An open glade between the peaks
An open glade between the peaks

Fog as seen from Mt. Weetamoo - Click to enlarge
Fog as seen from Mt. Weetamoo




Directions to trailhead: Reservoir Road in Campton is plowed in winter.

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