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Larcom Mountain
Tamworth, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Larcom Mountain Trail
Looking down the Larcom Mountain Trail

Route: Larcom Mountain Trail

Wanting to stretch my legs, I headed over to Larcom Mountain during lunch. Arriving at the trailhead, I could see I would be breaking trail after the previous day's snowfall.

As I was ascending the back side of the mountain, I looked up to see a moose getting up from a nap. By the time I had my camera out, the moose had taken off. While I pursued it for a bit, the tracks dipped down the west side of the mountain - not enough time follow!

Though it was blue sky when I started the hike, snow flurries had moved in by the time I was at the summit. Nonetheless, nearby mountains in the range could be seen, as well as the valley to the north.

All in all, not a bad day for Larcom Mountain.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Larcom Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Moderate (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, February 20, 2009
Hike Commenced: 11:27 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,050'
Destination: Larcom Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 11:27 AM
Summit Reached: 12:10 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:43
Trailhead Elevation: 1,050'
Summit Elevation: 2,093'
Vertical Gain: 1,058'
Hike Ended: 12:41 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:14
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,078'

The beginning of the Larcom Mountain Trail on Mountain Road
The beginning of the Larcom Mountain Trail on Mountain Road

Looking at north from the Larcom Mountain summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at north from the Larcom Mountain summit

Topographic map of Larcom Mountain

Directions to trailhead: ---Please note, as of Winter 2009, this trailhead is reportedly closed to hikers.--- Take Route 25 west from West Ossipee to South Tamworth. Just after hitting the reduced speed limit, take a left onto Mountain Road. Drive up this road, cross a bridge, then head up to the height of land (apple orchard and a small shack on the right). Just after the height of land and at the south edge of the field that contains the apple orchard, there is a small parking area on the left. The trail starts on the right, following the edge of the field, then entering the woods at the top.

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