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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 trail to Great Hill
My next Great Hill assignment was to see a sunset. That is exactly what I did.
With the days getting shorter and shorter, I had just about enough time to change and hit the trailhead just before the sunset. I was the first person to ascend after the few inches of snow the previous night. Fortunately, the trail had been packed by hikers, skiers and snowmobilers, so there was no postholing beyond breaking through a thin crust of ice into two inches of powder.
Upon reaching the tower, the sky was already filling with color. Mt. Chocorua was especially neat looking, as the rock portion was all white.
The sunset was pretty good - though it ended a bit earlier due to some clouds. Nonetheless, not a bad place to see a sunset.
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Trailhead to Great Hill summit
Looking at Mt. Chocorua from the Great Hill firetower
The sunset as seen from the Great Hill firetower
Directions to trailhead: Take Great Hill Road from Tamworth Village. Parking area a few miles up once road turns to dirt. Trail to firetower starts at orange gate on uphill side of parking area.
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