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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
Heading up the High Watch Trail to the Green Mountain summit

Route: High Watch Trail

I wanted to do something nearby and not overly challenging, so Green Mountain seemed like a good fit. While I had considered taking the Libby Trail, I didn't feel like descending in the dark. Thus, the express High Watch Trail.

There were some nice colors at the trailhead and down low. The trail then reaches stands of soft wood, so the foliage display disappeared for a bit.

The views from the top deck of the locked and mostly unmanned firetower tower were good, though I think the northern and western vistas aren't as strong due to tree growth in the last year or so. Without a fire tower (and subsequent clearing), this peak would be viewless. Nonetheless, there are still nice views to be had, especially to the south and west.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, October 10, 2008
Hike Commenced: 4:24 PM
Parking Elevation: 730'
Destination: Green Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 4:24 PM
Summit Reached: 4:55 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:31
Trailhead Elevation: 735'
Summit Elevation: 1,907'
Distance: 1.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,182'
Hike Ended: 5:44 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:20
Hike Distance: 2.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,197'


High Watch Trail trailhead
High Watch Trail trailhead

Looking northwest from the Green Mountain summit at Mount Washington - Click to enlarge
Looking northwest from the Green Mountain summit at Mount Washington

Topographic map of Green Mountain


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