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Green Peak, Mt. Tecumseh
Waterville Valley, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up a bootleg ski trail on Green Peak
Looking up a bootleg ski trail on Green Peak

Route: Ski trails, herd path, bushwhack, (Green Peak), herd path, ski trails, Sosman Trail, (Mt. Tecumseh), Sosman Trail, Mt. Tecumseh Trail, ski trails

Ski trails were a little wet mid afternoon due to a passing shower, but increasingly dry thereafter.

Opted for a last minute side trip to Green Peak (2,862'), which is slated for future ski development. I picked up an old bootleg ski trail where the access road starts to cut southwest from Valley Run. This trail initially climbed up some glades, but then seemed to very gradually climb a contour northeast, but not fast enough for my liking, so I eventually bushwhacked up (rather thick in a few places...lots of flagging tape from surveying) to the wooded summit, which has lots of flagging tape and spray paint from the USFS and Waterville Valley. From there, I followed another bootleg ski trail down the ridge, out to the col above the South Street ski trail. No redeeming qualities about this peak at the moment, but it was need to see it prior to whenever the trails get cut.

Sosman Trail and Mt. Tecumseh Trail were generally dry.

Neat moonrise while descending the ski trails this evening.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Green Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Tecumseh
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, August 11, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,840'
Destination: Green Peak
Trailhead Elevation: 1,870'
Summit Elevation: 2,862'
Vertical Gain: 1,002'
Destination: Mt. Tecumseh
Trailhead Elevation: 2,862'
Summit Elevation: 4,003'
Vertical Gain: 1,463'
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,495'


The bottom of the ski trails
The bottom of the ski trails

Slight view from Green Peak of the communications tower atop the ski area - Click to enlarge
Slight view from Green Peak of the communications tower atop the ski area

Looking down the ski trails at Green Peak
Looking down the ski trails at Green Peak

The Osceolas as seen from Mt. Tecumseh - Click to enlarge
The Osceolas as seen from Mt. Tecumseh

Back to Green Peak Profile
Back to Mt. Tecumseh Profile




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