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Sunapee Mountain
Newbury, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below. "Summit" photos may in fact not be at the actual summit - but instead at the best nearby vista.

Lake Solitude as seen from the White Ledges

I took the Andrew Brook Trail most of the way up. I can't help but think it should be called the Andrew Trail Brook, due to how wet it was and how many brook crossings and climbs (that's right, there are multiple parts in which the trail actually goes up a brook or stream) there were.

Hike was considerably easier after Lake Solitude, as multiple trails merge into the Solitude Trail to the Sunapee Mountain summit.

Views weren't overly strong due to the heavy clouds, however they were still very nice.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Hike Commenced: 7:33 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,335'
Destination: Lake Solitude
Ascent Commenced: 7:33 AM at Andrew Brook Trail trailhead
Lake Reached: 8:34 AM
Time Elapsed: 01:01
Trailhead Elevation: 1,335'
Lake Elevation: 2,510'
Vertical Gain: 1,195'
Destination: Sunapee Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 8:34 AM at Lake Solitude
Summit Reached: 9:09 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:35
Trailhead Elevation: 2,510'
Summit Elevation: 2,726'
Vertical Gain: 396'
Hike Ended: 12:53 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:20
Hike Vertical Gain: 1791'

Andrew Brook Trail trailhead

Andrew Brook Trail

Looking north from near the Sunapee summit at Lake Sunapee and the cloud covered White Mountains

Directions to trailhead: Take Mountain Road south from 103. The trail head and limited parking are both immediately before a small bridge.

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