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Prospect Mountain
Freedom, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Bucknell Trail on the way to Prospect Mountain
Looking down the Bucknell Trail on the way to Prospect Mountain

Route: Bucknell Trail, (Prospect Mountain), Scarboro Ridge Trail, bushwhack, Scarboro Ridge Trail, buswhack, (Prospect Mountain), Bucknell Trail

With a few hours of decent afternoon weather, I headed up Prospect Mountain to do some more work on the Scarboro Ridge Trail project. My first time on the ridge with decent vista weather, I had moderate views from the Prospect Mountain summit area. However, as I headed north on the ridge trail route, I passed many excellent ledge views of the Whites and into Maine.

On this day, I was able to make it a bit north of 1,358 peak. Having made it south of 1,557 peak a few days earlier, the connection day shouldn't be too far off.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Prospect Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, August 7, 2009
Hike Commenced: 4:03 PM
Parking Elevation: 620'
Destination: Prospect Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 4:03 PM
Summit Reached: 4:24 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:21
Trailhead Elevation: 620'
Summit Elevation: 1,482'
Distance: .9 mile
Vertical Gain: 862'
Hike Ended: 7:23 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:20
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,270'


Looking at Green Mountain from Prospect Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Green Mountain from Prospect Mountain

The Scarboro Ridge Trail north of Prospect Mountain
The Scarboro Ridge Trail north of Prospect Mountain

Topographic map of Prospect Mountain - Click to enlarge


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