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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Larcom Mountain Trail
Route: Larcom Mountain Trail
Wanting to stretch my legs, I headed over to Larcom Mountain during lunch. Arriving at the trailhead, I could see I would be breaking trail after the previous day's snowfall.
As I was ascending the back side of the mountain, I looked up to see a moose getting up from a nap. By the time I had my camera out, the moose had taken off. While I pursued it for a bit, the tracks dipped down the west side of the mountain - not enough time follow!
Though it was blue sky when I started the hike, snow flurries had moved in by the time I was at the summit. Nonetheless, nearby mountains in the range could be seen, as well as the valley to the north.
All in all, not a bad day for Larcom Mountain.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The beginning of the Larcom Mountain Trail on Mountain Road
Looking at north from the Larcom Mountain summit
Directions to trailhead: ---Please note, as of Winter 2009, this trailhead is reportedly closed to hikers.--- Take Route 25 west from West Ossipee to South Tamworth. Just after hitting the reduced speed limit, take a left onto Mountain Road. Drive up this road, cross a bridge, then head up to the height of land (apple orchard and a small shack on the right). Just after the height of land and at the south edge of the field that contains the apple orchard, there is a small parking area on the left. The trail starts on the right, following the edge of the field, then entering the woods at the top.
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