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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Cotton Mountain Trail
Route: Cotton Mountain Trail
First portion of the trail had a nice snowshoe track aerated by a dedicated postholer who stopped at the field.
The next section had seen no use since the Saturday night storm, resulting in a few inches of fluffy powder on top of the previous footbed. Soon thereafter, some snowshoe tracks joined from the south, all the way to the summit vista (technically the Cotton Mountain highpoint is a trailless peak). No tracks heading northbound on Crawford Ridgepole.
Overall, snowpack was probably 2-3 feet.
Cold start at -14F, but fortunately no winds.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The Cotton Mountain Trail trailhead off Route 113
Sunrise from the viewpoint near the southeast peak of Cotton Mountain
Directions to trailhead: From Route 25 in Holderness, take Route 113 East past the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. The small roadside parking lot and Cotton Mountain Trail trailhead will be on the left shortly thereafter.
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