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North Pack Monadnock Mountain
Greenfield, NH

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

Route: Spur trail, Wapack Trail, (North Pack Monadnock), Cliff Trail, (North Pack Monadnock), Wapack Trail, spur trail

Spur trail to Wapack Trail (pretty short) was dry and in good shape. From there, the first half mile or so of the Wapack Trail was mostly dry.

Upon reaching the first ledgy area, the trail was increasingly icy. Extended stretches of trail covered in blue ice from frozen runoff. Some steeps with significant ice as well. I didn't put on my Microspikes because I didn't want to wear them down on the rock between patches, but probably should have in a few places.

Decent directional view from the summit. Also went down the Cliff Trail to the first eastern viewpoint. Didn't note any unobstructed White Mountain views from around the summit, but did see a white Mt. Washington in the far distance from an on-trail viewpoint about 2/3 of the way up.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: North Pack Monadnock Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, November 29, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,320'
Destination: North Pack Monadnock Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:33
Trailhead Elevation: 1,320'
Summit Elevation: 2,276'
Vertical Gain: 976'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:27
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,046'


The trailhead for the spur to the Wapack Trail
The trailhead for the spur to the Wapack Trail

Looking at Mt. Monadnock from near the summit of North Pack Monadnock - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Monadnock from near the summit of North Pack Monadnock

Topographic map of North Pack Monadnock Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From US 202 in Peterborough, take Sand Hill Road east. Sand Hill Road eventually becomes Mountain Road. Soon thereafter, at a height of land, the Wapack Refuge parking lot and trailhead will be on the right.

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