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Mt. Crawford
Hart's Location, NH, Hadley's Purchase, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the spur trail near the Mt. Crawford summit
Looking down the spur trail near the Mt. Crawford summit

Route: Davis Path, unnamed Mt. Crawford spur trail, (Mt. Crawford), unnamed Mt. Crawford spur trail, Davis Path

After having hiked Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison, and Old Speck Mountain over the weekend, I was a bit tired. Nonetheless, looking out the window and seeing a really nice day, I decided to take a half day off from work and do a smaller hike. Having seen Mt. Crawford from Mt. Willey a few days earlier, I decided I wanted to give it a try.

Arriving at the Davis Path parking lot, I was shocked to see only a few vehicles - not quite what I expected for a really nice Labor Day.

The hike started off rather gently, before starting it's ascent at the wilderness boundary. From there it's a fairly steady ascent, including numerous rock stairways.

After going by a false summit of sorts, I was getting somewhat nervous about missing the spur trail to the Mt. Crawford summit. Sure enough, I looked up and saw a faded Mt. Crawford sign - not really in a direction that one can see when going uphill.

The spur trail was marked with yellow blazes/arrows on the numerous ledges. The views from the summit were excellent - strong in all directions. After taking in the views for a bit, I decided to call it a day.

On the way down I listened to Weezer's Blue and Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden. A nice afternoon for a hike.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Crawford
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, September 3, 2007
Hike Commenced: 12:37 PM
Parking Elevation: 995'
Destination: Mt. Crawford
Ascent Commenced: 12:37 PM
Summit Reached: 1:52 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:15
Trailhead Elevation: 995'
Summit Elevation: 3,119'
Distance: 2.5 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,144'
Hike Ended: 3:27 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:50
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,164'

The Davis Path trailhead
The Davis Path trailhead

Looking north-northeast at Mt. Washington from the Mt. Crawford summit - Click to enlarge
Looking north-northeast at Mt. Washington from the Mt. Crawford summit

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 302 West from Bartlett. The Davis Path parking lot and trailhead will be on the right.

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