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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

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.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, February 26, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:51 PM
Parking Elevation: 738'
Destination: Green Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:53 PM
Summit Reached: 4:33 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:40
Trailhead Elevation: 735'
Summit Elevation: 1,907'
Distance: 1.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,182'
Hike Ended: 5:22 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:31
Hike Distance: 2.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,205'


High Watch Trail trailhead
High Watch Trail trailhead

Looking at Mt. Shaw from the Green Mountain summit tower - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Shaw from the Green Mountain summit tower

Topographic map of Green Mountain


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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