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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.
Looking up the High Watch Trail
Looking up the High Watch Trail

Route: High Watch Trail

With a later than planned start, I headed over to Green Mountain for a relatively quick jog.

While much of the area was a bit past peak in terms of foliage, the lower High Watch Trail still featured many green leaves. After reaching the summit, I climbed up the tower in rather windy conditions. While there is still plenty to see in most directions, the views to the White Mountains from the top deck (below the closed cab) continue to diminish due to encroaching tree growth.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, October 18, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:56 PM
Parking Elevation: 730'
Destination: Green Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:56 PM
Summit Reached: 4:20 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:24
Trailhead Elevation: 735'
Summit Elevation: 1,907'
Distance: 1.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,182'
Hike Ended: 4:50 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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