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Green Mountain
Effingham, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Heading up the High Watch Trail to the Green Mountain summit
Heading up the High Watch Trail to the Green Mountain summit

Route: High Watch Trail

My intent for today's hike was to do hike an abandoned ski area, however the trail I intended to take had a big No Trespassing sign on it. Thus, my fallback, Green Mountain.

I took my time at the trailhead and had a leisurely snack, as I knew I wanted to stick around for the sunset - but that it was still over an hour away.

I was surprised to still see some foliage on the High Watch Trail - most of the hikes I've done recently have been leafless.

I was able to make it to the summit in time to check out the fire tower operation - there were great views this afternoon, ranging from what I think was Portland to Mt. Washington to Mt. Kearsarge.

After visiting with some friendly folks, the waiting game was on. Boy did it get windy on the top deck of the firetower!

The sunset was great - many different colours on display, just south of Mt. Shaw. I couldn't get myself to leave for quite awhile, as every time I got ready to descend the stairs, the tint of the clouds changed to an even nicer colour. As a result, I ended up descending in the dark wearing gloves!


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Green Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Hike Commenced: 4:06 PM
Parking Elevation: 730'
Destination: Green Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 4:06 PM
Summit Reached: 4:38 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:32
Trailhead Elevation: 735'
Summit Elevation: 1,907'
Distance: 1.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,182'
Hike Ended: 6:36 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:30
Hike Distance: 2.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,197'


High Watch Trail trailhead
High Watch Trail trailhead

Looking northwest from the Green Mountain summit at Mount Washington - Click to enlarge
Looking northwest from the Green Mountain summit at Mount Washington


The sunset as seen from the fire tower on Green Mountain. Mt. Shaw is on the right

Topographic map of Green Mountain


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