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.
Looking up the Col Trail
Route: Col Trail, Ridge Trail, (West Rattlesnake), Pasture Trail
While the forecast had called for an almost completely cloudy day, the skies had cleared. Thus, I decided to go for a quick lunchtime jog.
Starting on Pinehurst Road, I rolled the dice and left light traction behind. Jogging up the Col Trail, I encountered very little ice. After the somewhat steep climb to the col between the Rattlesnakes, I continued up the Ridge Trail to the West Rattlesnake summit, then over to the view ledges.
With blue skies the views were quite nice. In the distance, I could see the Ossipees were covered in either ice or snow in the higher elevations.
For the descent, I jogged down the Pasture Trail.
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The Col Trail trailhead
Looking at Red Hill and, behind it, the white Ossipee Range, from the West Rattlesnake ledges
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113 West from Center Sandwich. Shortly after the Mt. Morgan parking lot, take a left onto Pinehurst Road. Park outside the private property entranceway (don't block the road!), then follow the road up shortly, taking a left, then a right between two cabins. The Col Trail sign will be a minute or two up the path.
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