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Terrace Mountain, Mt. Weeks, Mt. Weeks (Middle Peak), Mt. Weeks (South Peak)
Kilkenny, NH, Berlin, NH, Randolph, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Nearing the summit of Terrace Mountain
Nearing the summit of Terrace Mountain

Route: York Pond Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, bushwhack, (Terrace Mountain), spur trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, bushwhack, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, (North Weeks), Kilkenny Ridge Trail, (Middle Weeks), Kilkenny Ridge Trail, (South Weeks), Kilkenny Ridge Trail, (Middle Weeks), Kilkenny Ridge Trail, (North Weeks), Kilkenny Ridge Trail, York Pond Trail

Not as much snow here as down south, but enough for us to wear snowshoes the whole day.

York Pond Trail broken out nicely yesterday. Smooth sailing on snowshoes. Maybe 8" of snowpack in the woods.

Once in the col, we headed north toward Terrace, but found the trail hard to follow due to minimal blazing, open woods, and blowdown. We had the trail for maybe half to two thirds of the ascent. Our tracks meander a lot in places where we were attempting trailfinding, but in the end the woods were open enough that we tended to abandon that and just bushwhack. Nice views from the southern viewpoint if you drop down a little. Snowpack up to a foot deep.

Kilkenny Ridge Trail over the Weeks was also broken out yesterday and must have been a bear in terms of route finding, as sections of trail are heavily clogged by blowdown. Snowpack was a little as three inches in places.

No sign of traffic heading south from South Weeks or north from South Terrace.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Terrace Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Weeks
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Weeks (Middle Peak)
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Weeks (South Peak)
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, January 5, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,670'
Destination: Terrace Mountain
Time Elapsed: 02:25
Trailhead Elevation: 1,670'
Summit Elevation: 3,655'
Vertical Gain: 2,085'
Destination: Mt. Weeks
Time Elapsed: 01:51
Trailhead Elevation: 3,655'
Summit Elevation: 3,901'
Vertical Gain: 1,251'
Destination: Mt. Weeks (Middle Peak)
Time Elapsed: 00:46
Trailhead Elevation: 3,901'
Summit Elevation: 3,684'
Distance: 1.4 miles
Vertical Gain: 407'
Destination: Mt. Weeks (South Peak)
Time Elapsed: 00:45
Trailhead Elevation: 3,684'
Summit Elevation: 3,885'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 391'
Hike Time Elapsed: 09:18
Hike Vertical Gain: 5,079'


The York Pond Trail trailhead
The York Pond Trail trailhead

Looking at the Weeks and Presidentials from near the summmit of Terrace Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Weeks and Presidentials from near the summmit of Terrace Mountain

Heading to North Weeks
Heading to North Weeks

Slight views of Goose Eye Mountain from North Weeks - Click to enlarge
Slight views of Goose Eye Mountain from North Weeks

The Kilkenny Ridge Trail to Middle Weeks
The Kilkenny Ridge Trail to Middle Weeks

A lack of views on Middle Weeks - Click to enlarge
A lack of views on Middle Weeks

Blowdown on the Kilkenny Ridge Trail on the way to South Weeks
Blowdown on the Kilkenny Ridge Trail on the way to South Weeks

A lack of views on South Weeks - Click to enlarge
A lack of views on South Weeks

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 to Berlin, then take Route 110 west. York Pond Road will eventually be on the left. Continue through the Fish Hatchery (do be aware that the gates are only open during the day during the summer, usually 8 AM - 4 PM, but often open all hours in winter). The York Pond Trail trailhead and small parking area will eventually be on the left, shortly after passing the Unknown Pond Trail parking area on the right.

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