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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Green Mountain
Effingham, NH

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

Looking down the Dearborn Trail

Route: Dearborn Trail

Primary day! The weather forecast had called for a mostly cloudy day with rain. Looking out the window all day, I didn't see as much as a cloud in the sky! Thus, I needed to get outside.

The actual parking lot for the Dearborn Trail hadn't been plowed in a few storms - however, there were places at the end of the road plowed enough for maybe half a dozen vehicles.

At 56 degrees, it was a warm day for January standards! As a result of the warm trend, significant portions of the trail were bare and very wet. Not only that, but the remaining slush and wet granular made for more challenging snowshoeing - uphill and down.

Arriving at the summit, much of the sky had been overtaken by clouds. Nonetheless, I was able to see a decent sunset.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Hike Commenced: 3:17 PM
Parking Elevation: 510'
Destination: Green Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:18 PM
Summit Reached: 4:14 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:56
Trailhead Elevation: 505'
Summit Elevation: 1,907'
Distance: 1.4 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,427'
Hike Ended: 5:23 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:06
Hike Distance: 2.8 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,457'

Dearborn Trail trailhead

Looking at the Sandwich Range from the Green Mountain fire tower

The sunset as seen from the Green Mountain fire tower

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North to Route 153. Take Route 153 North to Hobbs Road (on the left, there will be a sharp curve with a schoolhouse monument). Hobbs Road will trun into a Class IV Road. Shortly after that warning, the parking lot is on the right. Dearborn Trail trailhead is at the back of the parking lot.

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