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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Ladd Mountain
Meredith, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The trail to Ladd Mountain
The trail to Ladd Mountain

Route: Unknown trail

Perhaps about a third of the trail has thawed, leaving areas of petrified postholes, monorail, ice, and spring snow (6-12" deep) throughout the balance. At this point, snowshoes would be a bit much for this trail, but another snowfall could change that. I was able to bareboot roundtrip without adding postholes or slipping.

Winnisquam still frozen.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Parking Elevation: 965'
Destination: Ladd Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:11
Trailhead Elevation: 965'
Summit Elevation: 1,330'
Vertical Gain: 390'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:36
Hike Vertical Gain: 415'

The sunrise over Lake Winnisquam from the Ladd Mountain ledge vista - Click to enlarge
The sunrise over Lake Winnisquam from the Ladd Mountain ledge vista

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 104 East from I-93 in New Hampton. Shortly after passing Wickwas Lake on the right, take a right onto Meredith Center Road. Shortly thereafter, take a right onto Chemung Road. A few minutes later, take a right to stay on Chemung Road (where Camp Waldron Road goes straight). Awhile after the road turns to dirt, Randlett Pond will be visible on the right. On the left, there will be a blocked off logging road with limited room for parking. The trail starts on the logging road.

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