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Trip Log


Mt. Rowe
Gilford, NH

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

Route: Mt. Rowe Trail, Yellow Trail

While I was able to bareboot this loop in the warm temperatures on Saturday, the colder weather set up the ice and frozen granular, necessitating light traction. As was the case Saturday, about a third of the loop is bare ground. There are some areas of blue ice, black ice, and blue ice monorail. Where there is frozen granular, it's perhaps 1-2" deep.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, February 22, 2016
Parking Elevation: 745'
Destination: Mt. Rowe
Time Elapsed: 00:29
Trailhead Elevation: 745'
Summit Elevation: 1,680'
Vertical Gain: 995'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:11
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,055'

The Mt. Major Trail trailhead
The Mt. Major Trail trailhead

The sunset from the viewpoint on the upper Mt. Rowe Trail - Click to enlarge
The sunset from the viewpoint on the upper Mt. Rowe Trail

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 11A East from Laconia. Take a right onto Belknap Mountain Road. Take a left into the Gilford Elementary School parking lot. The trailhead is located in the back, southeast corner of the parking lot.

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