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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
Though the forecast wasn't looking great, the skies were clearing. Thus, I opted to do a somewhat quick local hike.
While there was only about an inch or two of new wet granular at the base, I decided to don my snowshoes. This proved to be a good decision, as the snow was closer to 5" deep up higher (in addition to the consolidated base under it). Taking off my snowshoes to climb the tower, I postholed a foot deep.
With the steps quite icy, I only climbed up four flights of stairs - just enough to get some hazy views of the Ossipee Mountains.
I tried to pack out the trail a bit more on the descent, and ended up back at the parking area around sunset.
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High Watch Trail trailhead
Looking at Mt. Shaw from the Green Mountain summit tower
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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