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Mt. Katherine
Albany, NH, Sandwich, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Pasture Path
Looking up the Pasture Path

Route: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Pasture Path, (Blueberry Mountain), Pasture Path, Blueberry Ledge Trail

With only a few hours, I decided to do a quick local hike for some exercise. Arriving at Ferncroft, mine was the only vehicle in the oft-busy parking area.

After doing the roadwalk portion of the Blueberry Ledge Trail at a brisk pace, I hooked a left onto the Pasture Path. Surprisingly, despite not being a destination for hikers, it was fairly well established. As I climbed, snow flurries started.

After reaching the highpoint, I took a few photos from the summit (which has views looking toward Mt. Chocorua, with Mt. Whiteface and Wonalancet looming overhead). On the way back, I did some blowdown removal.

Though not the most scenic small hike in the area, it was nonetheless not a bad brief stroll in the woods.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Hike Commenced: 2:48 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,140'
Destination: Mt. Katherine
Ascent Commenced: 2:48 PM
Summit Reached: 3:15 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:27
Trailhead Elevation: 1,140'
Summit Elevation: 1,400'
Vertical Gain: 320'
Hike Ended: 3:52 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:04
Hike Vertical Gain: 380'

The Blueberry Ledge Trail trailhead
The Blueberry Ledge Trail trailhead

Looking at Mt. Whiteface from Mt. Katherine - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Whiteface from Mt. Katherine

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113A to Wonalancet, then take Ferncroft Road. The trailhead (the road) and parking lot are both on the right next to the pasture.

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