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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.
Looking up the Mt. Major Trail
Looking up the Mt. Major Trail

Route: Mt. Major Trail, (Mt. Major), Mt. Major Trail

For this casual afternoon snowshoe, I put together three routes, the easiest of which would just be Major (the others would be Major plus an adajacent peak or two). A combination of factors, including the mostly cloudly skies, resulted in us doing the easy choice. To spice it up, I chose the Mt. Major Trail instead of the easier Brook Trail.

The trail was pretty well packed, however the snowshoes provided some needed traction to get up the ledge sections.

As we arrived at the summit, we were fortunate enough to get a brief glimpse of blue sky.

Much like the ascent, we did a leisurely descent down the same trail.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Hike Commenced: 12:28 PM
Parking Elevation: 585'
Destination: Mt. Major
Ascent Commenced: 12:29 PM
Summit Reached: 1:15 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:46
Trailhead Elevation: 600'
Summit Elevation: 1,786'
Distance: 1.75 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,211'
Hike Ended: 4:17 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:48
Hike Distance: 3.5 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,276


The Mt. Major Trail trailhead at the back of the Route 11 parking lot
The Mt. Major Trail trailhead at the back of the Route 11 parking lot

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

Topographic map of Mt. Major - Click to enlarge


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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