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Cranmore Mountain
Conway, NH

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

Heading up the Gibson ski trail

After finishing Kearsarge North faster than I had budgetted, I headed over to Cranmore for some additional exercise. Cranmore is one of the few alpine ski areas in the state I have yet to ski, so I decided to do the next best thing and hike it.

I took an easy route, following ski and then snowcat tracks, up Beginner's Luck to Gibson to Easy Street. After finishing off a bag of trail mix on the deck of the Meister Hut, I descended down Rattlesnake to Skimeister - stepping out of both Stablicers while downing jump kicks down a steep section (what a pain in the neck it was to go back up a few hundred feet once I noticed them missing from my feet).


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, April 14, 2007
Hike Commenced: 3:12 PM
Parking Elevation: 535'
Destination: Belknap Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:16 PM
Summit Reached: 4:14 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:58
Trailhead Elevation: 570'
Summit Elevation: 1,667'
Vertical Gain: 1,097'
Hike Ended: 5:18 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:06
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,217'



The beginning (or end if you're skiing) of Beginner's Luck


Looking northwest at Mt. Washington from Cranmore Mountain




Directions to trailhead: Follow the Cranmore signs from Route 16 in North Conway.

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