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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.
Looking down the High Watch Trail near the Green Mountain summit
Looking down the High Watch Trail near the Green Mountain summit

Route: High Watch Trail

With occasional rain cells moving through the area, I opted to do something on the shorter side. Starting at the deer fly riddled trailhead, I jogged about halfway up the High Watch Trail before succombing to the steepness, heat, humidity, and general lack of conditioning. From there, I hiked up to the summit and climbed up the fire tower stairs (the cab has not been regularly staffed in a few years, but one can climb to the top flight of stairs), where I had decent views in most directions (the trees keep growing, taking a little bit more of the Sandwich Range view each year).

With rocks slippery due to the humidity, I took my time on the descent. Despite the dark clouds to the north, I was able to avoid the rain.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:44 PM
Parking Elevation: 730'
Destination: Green Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:44 PM
Summit Reached: 4:07 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:23
Trailhead Elevation: 735'
Summit Elevation: 1,907'
Distance: 1.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,182'
Hike Ended: 4:38 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:54
Hike Distance: 2.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,197'


High Watch Trail trailhead
High Watch Trail trailhead

Looking at Province Lake from the Green Mountain fire tower - Click to enlarge
Looking at Province Lake from the Green Mountain fire tower

Topographic map of Green Mountain


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