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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, herd path, bushwhack

Still full snowpack from the road to the summit ridge (1 to 2 feet deep). The stretch of trail from the ridge viewpoint to the summit has largely melted out. A few moderate length stretches of blue ice. Snow was firm this morning with temperatures in the teens. I wore snowshoes roundtrip, but didn't like beating them up on the ridge. Until we get more snow, I would consider sharp Microspikes if temperatures are below freezing and snowshoes if temperatures are at/above freezing or it's sunny.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, February 23, 2018
Parking Elevation: 1,080'
Destination: Mt. Prospect
Time Elapsed: 00:33
Trailhead Elevation: 1,080'
Summit Elevation: 2,064'
Distance: 1.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,019'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:58
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,254'


The sunrise from near the summit of Mt. Prospect - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from near the summit 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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