NE 4,000 Footers
NE 100 Highest
NH 4,000 Footers
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
NH Ossipee 10
Explanation of Ratings
Ossipee Mountains Notice
What The Ratings/Stats Mean
Getting to trailhead: Difficulty in finding parking and locating the beginning of the trail. Easy/Moderate/Difficult/Very Difficult
Destination: The goal of the particular leg of the hike (ratings for the leg follow this heading)
Length: Easy/Moderate/Difficult/Very Difficult.
Steepness: Does the leg of the hike have sustained steep parts and/or short steep areas (such as ledges/cliffs that need to be scaled). Easy/Moderate/Difficult/Very Difficult
Navigation: How hard is it to follow the trail and not get lost? Are there blazes/cairns/signs and/or is the trail really easy to follow? Easy/Moderate/Difficult/Very Difficult
Views: Are the views along the hike and/or at the destination good or is the hike and destination surrounded by trees? Minimal/Moderate/Excellent
Crowds: Will you see a lot of people while hiking this leg and/or at the summit? Minimal/Moderate/Heavy.
Please note that some hike ratings are progressive - such as length. While a particular leg might be very short, it could follow miles of previous legs - thus an inclusive rating is given.
Hike Commenced: The time at which one left the parking area in pursuit of the trailhead.
Ascent Commenced: The time at which one started at the trailhead of a particular leg of the hike - it could in fact be a net descent, however ascent sounds fancier and more optimistic.
Summit Reached: The time at which the destination of the leg of the hike was reached.
Trailhead Elevation: The elevation of the beginning of the particular leg of the hike - generally as per Google Earth - not perfect but certainly an estimate.
Summit Elevation: The high point of the destination of the leg of the hike - not necessarily the true summit of the area. Generally as per USGS Topographic Maps - not perfect but certainly a public school educated guess.
Vertical Gain: - Gross vertical gain from the ascent point to the summit point of the leg of the hike - while the high point may only be 10 feet higher than the beginning of the leg of the hike, numerous dips could have been hiked in between.
Hike Ended: - Generally the time at which the parking area was reached at the end of the hike.
Hike Vertical Gain: - Total vertical gain of the hike, including vertical gain from parking area to trailhead as well as vertical gain in return trip from destination.
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