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Waterville Valley, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Lower Periphery ski trail with the summit in the background
Route: Lower Periphery, The Boneyard, Mt. Tecumseh Trail, Sosman Trail, (summit), Sosman Trail, Mt. Tecumseh Trail, The Boneyard, Lower Periphery
After having to abort my hike to Mt. Tecumseh over the weekend due to thunder, I decided I'd try and get out and go for it again - though this time via the ski area, so that I could get a decent workout during the seemingly endless stretch of rain.
Arriving at the parking lot, I was a bit surprised to see some blue sky. As I ascended the ski trails, and dipped into the woods onto the Mt. Tecumseh Trail at the view point, the clouds took over. Perhaps from the humidity and warmer temperatures, I was getting a decent work out on the long, straight stretch of the Mt. Tecumseh Trail before it cleared the ridge.
At the summit the views were decent despite the clouds. Surprisingly I could see points beyond the Tripyramids - not bad, considering the Sandwich Dome and other peaks near it were in the clouds.
Since the weather and all too well known trail made the hike a bit monotonous, I decided to crank up the MP3 player, listening to the Wallflowers' Breach and Jim O'Rourke's Bad Timing.
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The bottom of the Lower Periphery ski trail
Crown-Vetch growing on Lower Periphery
Looking east at Mt. Tripyramid from the Mt. Tecumseh summit
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 49 into Waterville Valley. Follow signs to the alpine ski area. Trailhead and parking are at the top parking lot.
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