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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Mt. Major
Alton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Mt. Major Trail
Looking down the Mt. Major Trail

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

Surprisingly the Mt. Major Trail hadn't been used since the storm. Trail is now broken out top to bottom for snowshoe use (I meandered a few times trying to regain lost time, raising the rising sun).

Beeline Trail was previously broken out for snowshoe traffic (wish I had known that...would have gone that way!)

Brook Trail has seen one barebooter.

Generally a foot or so of new powder. Blue ice is currently covered up nicely.

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 21, 2013
Parking Elevation: 585'
Destination: Mt. Major
Time Elapsed: 00:47
Trailhead Elevation: 600'
Summit Elevation: 1,786'
Distance: 1.75 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,211'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:35
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

Sunrise from Mt. Major - Click to enlarge
Sunrise from Mt. Major

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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