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Welch Mountain, Dickey Mountain
Thornton, NH, Waterville Valley, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Heading up the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail to Welch Mountain
Heading up the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail to Welch Mountain

Route: Welch-Dickey Loop Trail, (Welch Mountain), Welch-Dickey Loop Trail, (Dickey Mountain), Welch-Dickey Loop Trail

Not nearly as much snow here as on Mt. Major yesterday.

Maybe 2-3" of new snow with no base under it in the initial lower elevations. New snow depths appear to top out around 6-8" higher up with a few deeper drifts. There is more snowpack in the woods up high, especially between the peaks, but still not as much as Mt. Major.

There's some black and blue ice to contend with on the ledges, but I was able to bareboot the whole loop. Good idea to carry Microspikes, as there is some ice lurking underneath the snow in a few places coming off Dickey.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Welch Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Dickey Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, March 22, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,080'
Destination: Welch Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:00
Trailhead Elevation: 1,090'
Summit Elevation: 2,605'
Distance: 2 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,545'
Destination: Dickey Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:13
Trailhead Elevation: 2,600'
Summit Elevation: 2,734'
Distance: .5 mile
Vertical Gain: 314'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:10
Hike Distance: 4.5 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,899'


The Welch-Dickey Loop Trail trailhead
The Welch-Dickey Loop Trail trailhead

Mt. Moosilauke as seen from Welch Mountain - Click to enlarge
Mt. Moosilauke as seen from Welch Mountain

The Welch-Dickey Loop Trail
The Welch-Dickey Loop Trail

The Tripyramids and Sandwich Dome as seen from near the Dickey Mountain summit - Click to enlarge
The Tripyramids and Sandwich Dome as seen from near the Dickey Mountain summit

Topographic map of Welch Mountain, Dickey Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 49 to Six Mile Bridge - take a left there and go up the hill. Take a right onto Orris Road. National Forest pay parking lot will be on the right after a short drive.

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