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Mt. Israel
Sandwich, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Wentworth Trail near the summit
Looking up the Wentworth Trail near the summit

Route: Wentworth Trail

With another day of warm temperatures and possible thunderstorms, I decided to stay local and head up to Mt. Israel.

While I was able to jog up past the brook section, the heat and a lack of conditioning overtook me, pushing me into hiking mode thereafter. Upon reaching the summit, I followed a herd path to the northeastern ledges (from the summit cairn walk toward Mt. Chocorua, then curve right, drop down a slight scramble, then emerge at the ledges), where I had hazy views of the Sandwich and Ossipee Ranges.

While I was tempted to jog back down, I ended up walking most of it due to being a bit fatigued from the warm temperatures and other assorted excuses. Nonetheless, it was nice to get out for a few hours.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:59 PM
Parking Elevation: 940'
Destination: Mt. Israel
Ascent Commenced: 4:00 PM
Summit Reached: 4:47 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:47
Trailhead Elevation: 950'
Summit Elevation: 2,630'
Distance: 2.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,780'
Hike Ended: 5:56 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:57
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,920'


Wentworth Trail trailhead at the Mead Base Camp
Wentworth Trail trailhead at the Mead Base Camp

Hazy views of the Ossipees from the northeastern ledges near the Mt. Israel summit - Click to enlarge
Hazy views of the Ossipees from the northeastern ledges near the Mt. Israel summit

Topographic map of Mt. Israel - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 109 into Center Sandwich. Route 113 will enter on your right and bear left shortly thereafter. Go straight onto Grove Street instead, bear left onto Diamond Ledge Road. Parking at the Mead Camp.

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