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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Mt. Livermore
Holderness, NH

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

Route: Old Mountain Road, Crawford-Ridgepole Trail, (Mt. Livermore), Crawford-Ridgepole Trail, Old Mountain Road

Postholers did damage on these trails as well unfortunately. When temperatures get above freezing and there's deep snowpack, you're going to sink if not wearing snowshoes! Subsequently, when temperatures drop, your postholes remain frozen in place, resulting in dangerous walking for those who use the trails thereafter.

The dusting of snow the other day was enough to conceal the frozen postholes, making for lots of painful surprises. Old Mountain Road is wide enough that one can sort of take a wide berth in snowshoes and avoid the bareboot damage.

Overall, the snowpack is still 18-36" deep with one or two short stretches on the ridge that will melt out before long due to being wind scoured (much deeper snow just beyond those areas).

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Livermore
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Parking Elevation: 920'
Destination: Mt. Livermore
Time Elapsed: 00:15
Trailhead Elevation: 920'
Summit Elevation: 1,500'
Vertical Gain: 580'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:47
Hike Vertical Gain: 580'

The Old Mountain Road trailhead
The Old Mountain Road trailhead

The sunrise from Mt. Livermore - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from Mt. Livermore

Directions to trailhead: From Route 25 in Holderness, take Route 175 northwest, then take a right onto Perch Pond Road. Take a right onto Mountain Road. At the end of the maintained road, there is room to park at the turnaround. Continue on foot up the road.

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