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Mt. Major
Alton, NH

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

Route: Boulder Loop, Beeline Trail, Mt. Major Trail, (Mt. Major), Mt. Major Trail

Ascended via Bee Line and descended via Mt. Major Trail. With the exception of some drifts up high, trails were generally packed powder. A few choppy areas on Bee Line (booted, so probably pretty awkward if attempting to snowshoe), as well as a few slippery areas on upper Mt. Major Trail due to buttsliders. Blue ice areas generally pretty well covered. I was able to bareboot the ascent without issue, but light traction would be helpful for descent. The Brook Trail and Boulder Loop Trail also appear to be decently packed out for booting. Snowpack is generally about 6-10 inches.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, January 16, 2015
Parking Elevation: 590'
Destination: Mt. Major
Time Elapsed: 00:26
Trailhead Elevation: 600'
Summit Elevation: 1,786'
Vertical Gain: 1,196'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:06
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,211'


The Boulder Loop Trail trailhead at the back of the Route 11 parking lot
The Boulder Loop Trail trailhead at the back of the Route 11 parking lot

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

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

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 11 West (north in reality) from Alton Bay. Parking lot and trailhead are on the left after the blasted out section of Route 11.

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