NE 4,000 Footers
NE 100 Highest
NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
NH Ossipee 10
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
Seeing some clearer areas northwest of town, I decided to do a sunset hike in the rain to the Great Hill firetower. Greeting me at the parking lot were a dozen deer flies - despite running all the way to the tower, the deer flies kept up with me - very vexing. Fortunately, they must be scared of heights, as they didn't follow me above the first flight of stairs.
While areas to the east and south were socked in, the west and northwest were somewhat clear - good news for seeing a sunset! Despite the rain, I was able to stay fairly dry, thanks to the fire tower roof over my head.
Sure enough, as I descended after the sun set, the deer flies found me one by one, resulting in a very annoying run back to the parking area.
Getting To Trailhead:
||Tuesday, July 1, 2008|
|Hike Time Elapsed:
|Hike Vertical Gain:
Trailhead to Great Hill summit
The sunset over the shoulder of Mt. Whiteface
Sunset colors over Sandwich Mountain and Mt. Whiteface
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.
Back to Great Hill Profile