NE 4,000 Footers
NE 100 Highest
NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
NH Ossipee 10
New Hampton, NH
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A logging road on the way to Harper Hill
Route: Logging roads, bushwhacks
Saw this one sticking out due to recent logging from the Ossipees and Belknaps, so decided to give it a go.
Bushwhacked in from Lindsay Lane on some old skid lanes, then hopped onto a logging road that looks like it could become a housing development road soon, which could cause access issues.
Upon reaching the cone of Harper, I beelined up to the east peak for the sunrise. Though partially obstructed by remaining hardwood trees, the views are nonetheless expansive, ranging from Sandwich Dome to the north to the Belknaps to Forbes et al to the southwest.
After the sunrise, I continued on skid roads to what the USGS shows as the highest contour; some peakaboo views. A few candidates for highpoint, but the east peak doesn't seem much lower.
Down low, the snow pack was a frozen granular base with 1-2 inches of powder. This quickly increased to 4-6 inches of powder. I wore snowshoes roundtrip and was glad to have them. My tracks were quickly blowing in with the windy conditions.
Overall, it's not the most attractive peak at the moment due to the large logging operation awhile back, but the views were nice.
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The sunrise from near the summit of Harper Hill
Hersey Mountain as seen from near the summit of Harper Hill
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