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Barber Mountain, Melvin Mountain
Grafton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Open woods on the way up Barber Mountain
Open woods on the way up Barber Mountain

Route: Logging roads, bushwhacks

We hopped into the woods not too far from the quasi-four way junction and ascended to the Barber ledges from the west in mostly open woods.

We then dropped into the col, favoring the north side, thankfully without much prickers or brush due to the time of year. We found some older roads en route to Melvin. Excellent directional views from the cut over summit area.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Barber Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Melvin Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Parking Elevation: 1,449'
Destination: Barber Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:40
Trailhead Elevation: 1,450'
Summit Elevation: 2,166'
Vertical Gain: 741'
Destination: Melvin Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:17
Trailhead Elevation: 1,450'
Summit Elevation: 2,177'
Vertical Gain: 107'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:12
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,004'


Looking at Cardigan from the Barber Mountain ledges - Click to enlarge
Looking at Cardigan from the Barber Mountain ledges

Ascending Melvin Mountain
Ascending Melvin Mountain

Looking east from Melvin Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking east from Melvin Mountain

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