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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Kearsarge North Trail
Route: Kearsarge North Trail, Bartlett Path, (Bartlett Mountain), Bartlett Path, Kearsarge North Trail
Though it was lightly raining at the trailhead, the forecast called for gradual clearing by sunset. While the first portion of the Kearsarge North Trail was bare, there was patchy snow near the first switchback. Reaching the top of the ledges, we donned snowshoes and headed along the ridge to Barlett Mountain, generally following the route of the old Bartlett Path.
After passing over the summit, we headed over to the northwest ledges. While we had passing views of the Jackson area, no sunset colors were to be had.
As we headed back across the ridge, the skies cleared, resulting in a nice, starlit descent with the lights of Conway in the distance.
Getting To Trailhead:
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Kearsarge North Trail trailhead on Hurricane Mountain Road
Black Mountain ski area as seen from the Bartlett Mountain ledges
Directions to trailhead: On Route 16 North, take a right after North Conway onto Hurricane Mountain Road. The Kearsarge North Trail trailhead and small parking lot will be up the road on the left (before the fork in the road).
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