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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
Looking down one of the ski trails

Route: Ski trails, unnamed path

Quick snowshoe jog on a sore ankle up the West Mountain area (after hours; this section appears to be closed midweek at this juncture) to the Mt. Oscar ledges (just beyond the top of the chairlift). Generally spring snow with an inch or two of powder that had fallen in recently and subsequently thawed/froze. Snowpack is still at March levels. Nice sunset from the ledges with mild temperatures.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,670'
Time to Trailhead: 00:08
Destination: Mt. Oscar
Time Elapsed: 00:18
Trailhead Elevation: 1,900'
Summit Elevation: 2,748'
Vertical Gain: 848'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:05
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,078'


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

Mt. Washington alpenglow as seen from the Mt. Oscar ledges - Click to enlarge
Mt. Washington alpenglow as seen 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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