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Mt. Major
Alton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Boulder Loop Trail
Boulder Loop Trail

On my way home after Thanksgiving, I decided to stop by Mt. Major for a quick hike. The weather was perfect for this time of year - just a bit above freezing, low winds, blue sky.

The Boulder Loop Trail (looking up the parking lot, it's the one to the left), is a on the whole a fairly easy hike with a steep section about two thirds of the way up. The last part of the trail is a gradual stroll along ledges overlooking the lake and mountains to the north.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, November 24, 2006
Hike Commenced: 11:01 AM
Parking Elevation: 585'
Destination: Mt. Major
Ascent Commenced: 11:02 AM at E trailhead
Summit Reached: 11:38 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:36
Trailhead Elevation: 600'
Summit Elevation: 1,786'
Vertical Gain: 1,201'
Hike Ended: 12:30 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:29
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,231'

Trailhead at the Route 11 parking lot
Trailhead at the Route 11 parking lot

Looking over Lake Winnipesaukee at the White Mountains from the Mt. Major summit - Click to enlarge
Looking over Lake Winnipesaukee at the White Mountains from the Mt. Major summit

Topographic map of Mt. Major

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 11 West (north in reality) from Alton Bay. Parking lot and trailhead are on the left after the blasted out section of Route 11.

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