NE 4,000 Footers
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NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
NH Ossipee 10
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The looking down the old carriage road to the Page Hill ledges
Since it was another gloomy day outside, I wasn't intending to do any sort of after work hike. Upon deciding to check out a long-abandoned ski area, I headed up the road to Page Hill.
It was clear that the old carriage road to the summit hadn't been broken out in recent days. As a result, snowshoes were very helpful.
Despite the cloudy weather, the Sandwich Range and points up toward North Conway were plainly visible from the ledges. Pressed for time, I didn't bother to go to the real summit. Rather, I set off bushwacking (not mapped) for the ski area.
Thanks to some tips and also looking at the 1950s topographic map, I was able to find the old slope and base area of the ski area with relative ease - it's a steep descent at first! Not too much left of the base area buildings.
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Trailhead to Page Hill on Page Hill Road
Looking northwest at the Sandwich Range from the Page Hill ledges
Directions to trailhead: Take Page Hill Road west from Route 16 in Chocorua. Toward the end of the high point of this road, on the left side there is a break in the stonewall and an old dirt road through it. There is some room to park on Page Hill Road's right hand shoulder.
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