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Mt. Oscar
Carroll, NH, Bethlehem, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down one of the ski trails as the light just hits Mt. Washington
Looking down one of the ski trails as the light just hits Mt. Washington

Route: Ski trails, unnamed path

Ascended the West Mountain ski trails at Bretton Woods via running snowshoes (ski area had been closed for an hour, but grooming hadn't commenced on that side yet, so no interference with machinery or freshly groomed trail). Skier tracks led from the top of the lift to the highpoint and ledges (as visible from Zealand Notch side). From a skiing perspective, conditions looked to be top notch.

NOAA cloud forecast cut it close, but came through...mostly cloudy on the descent, but the sun snuck through a few minutes before sunrise, lighting up the Presis and overhead clouds.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,560'
Time to Trailhead: 00:12
Destination: Mt. Oscar
Time Elapsed: 00:17
Trailhead Elevation: 1,900'
Summit Elevation: 2,748'
Vertical Gain: 848'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:05
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,188'


The bottom of the West Mountain area
The bottom of the West Mountain area

The sunset from the Mt. Oscar ledges - Click to enlarge
The sunset from the Mt. Oscar ledges

The sunset from the Mt. Oscar ledges - Click to enlarge
The sunset from the Mt. Oscar ledges

Directions to trailhead: Bretton Woods ski area is located just off US 302, east of Twin Mountain.

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