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
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Mt. Flagg Trail
Route: Mt. Flagg Trail, Gorilla Trail, (Mt. Flagg), Gorilla Trail, Mt. Flagg Trail
Looking to do something snow free, I decided to head down to the Ossipees and try Mt. Flagg on its own for the first time (I had previously hiked it only as part of traverses). After signing in at the camp office, I headed down the dirt road and was soon on the Mt. Flagg Trail.
The trail had suffered a moderate amount of damage from the December ice storm, thus resulting in me taking a few hours on the way up and down to move a bunch of downed branches and trees. It was a nice day - blue sky, warm temperatures, and very little snow! The views from the top were quite nice - a white Mount Washington looming over a snow-free Mount Chocorua.
Finishing up the trail maintenance and hiking around sunset, I was treated to watching a porcupine waddling across the field adajcent to the parking lot.
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Mt. Flagg Trail trailhead down the road from the Camp Merrowvista main office
Looking at Mt. Chocorua and Mt. Washington from Mt. Flagg
Directions to trailhead: Take 171 southeast from Route 25, past Castle in the Clouds. Take a left onto Canaan Road. The Mt. Flagg Trail trailhead is located downhill, beyond the farm house at Camp Merrowvista. Permission should be obtained to park there from the main office (the camp should be avoided when in session). The Camp is located at the end of Canaan Road, with a parking area across from a white farmhouse, which serves as the main office.
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