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Mt. Prospect
Holderness, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The trail to Mt. Prospect
The trail to Mt. Prospect

Route: Unknown trail

After the warm weather yesterday, the snowpack set up overnight, resulting in frozen granular conditions. Maybe 1-2" remaining in the footbed (packed by barebooters, so would be a bit bony in snowshoes), and 2-5" remaining in the woods. A few flat blue ice patches. I was able to bareboot round trip without issue, but some may prefer light traction for a better grip.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,080'
Destination: Mt. Prospect
Time Elapsed: 00:30
Trailhead Elevation: 1,080'
Summit Elevation: 2,064'
Distance: 1.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,019'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:19
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,054'


Pre sunrise colors from the northeastern Mt. Prospect viewpoint - Click to enlarge
Pre sunrise colors from the northeastern Mt. Prospect viewpoint

The sunrise from the southeastern Mt. Prospect viewpoint - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from the southeastern Mt. Prospect viewpoint

Topographic map of Mt. Prospect


Directions to trailhead: From Meredeth, take Route 25 west, then take a right onto Route 175 north. Just prior to the 175A junction, take a right onto Mt. Prospect Road. After passing Prospect Ridge Road on the right and dipping down a bit, the road climbs and soon turns to the left. The trailhead is on the right (two granite columns laying on their side). There is some room to park on the side of the road next to the trailhead.

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