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Trip Log


Green Mountain
Effingham, NH

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

Heading up the High Watch Trail to the Green Mountain summit

Route: High Watch Trail

After a few days of rain, I was finally able to get out on the trails again. With clouds approaching from the south and west, I decided to head east and do a somewhat quick climb up Green Mountain.

For the most part, the trail was dry - a few patches of snow and mud, but nothing the Fonz couldn't jump. With the exception of two short steep parts, the hike on the High Watch Trail is easy to moderate in pitch.

The views from the deck of the summit fire tower were excellent - the Belknaps, Ossipee Mountains, Whites (southern and Presidential), and smaller Maine peaks all visible.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Hike Commenced: 4:16 PM
Parking Elevation: 730'
Destination: Green Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 4:16 PM
Summit Reached: 4:48 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:32
Trailhead Elevation: 735'
Summit Elevation: 1,907'
Distance: 1.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,182'
Hike Ended: 5:32 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:16
Hike Distance: 2.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,197'

High Watch Trail trailhead

Looking northwest from the Green Mountain summit at Mount Washington

Directions to trailhead: Take Green Mountain Road from Route 25 to High Watch Road (there will be a small 'Fire Tower' sign). At the end of this road, there will be a class four road sign. The trailhead is shortly after this on the right.

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