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West Rattlesnake
Holderness, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Old Bridle Path
Looking up the Old Bridle Path

Route: Old Bridle Path

After taking a few days off the trails to rest a sore ankle, I headed out for a snowshoe jog on a nice, sunny afternoon.

Though recently hit by a large storm, the region didn't pick up as much snow as nearby areas. Thus, there was still a minimal base on the Old Bridle Path. Having not used running snowshoes for the purpose of running (or more specifically, jogging), it was a bit of a work out. From the near-summit ledges, the views were quite nice.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: West Rattlesnake
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, January 14, 2011
Hike Commenced: 3:24 PM
Parking Elevation: 815'
Destination: West Rattlesnake
Ascent Commenced: 3:24 PM
Summit Reached: 3:39 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:15
Trailhead Elevation: 815'
Summit Elevation: 1,240'
Distance: .9 miles
Vertical Gain: 440'
Hike Ended: 3:54 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:30
Hike Distance: 1.8 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 455'


The Old Bridle Path trailhead at the back of the parking area
The Old Bridle Path trailhead at the back of the parking area

Looking at Red Hill from West Rattlesnake - Click to enlarge
Looking at Red Hill from West Rattlesnake

Topographic map of West Rattlesnake


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113 West from Center Sandwich. The West Rattlesnake parking lot is on the left at a height of land, across from the Mt. Morgan parking area. The Old Bridle Path trailhead is located at the back of the parking lot.

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