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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


West Rattlesnake
Holderness, NH

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

Route: Pasture Trail

Via this side of West Rattlesnake, there was only a dusting of snow (just enough to make things pretty slippery, but not enough to allow for light traction). I suspect Old Bridle Path probably still has some icy areas, though. Cold sunrise, but unfortunately missed the best colors, which occurred about 25 minutes earlier (sky and lake ice turned red).

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, January 3, 2015
Time to Trailhead: 00:02
Parking Elevation: 623'
Destination: West Rattlesnake
Time Elapsed: 00:09
Trailhead Elevation: 720'
Summit Elevation: 1,240'
Vertical Gain: 530'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:41
Hike Vertical Gain: 637'

The Pasture Trail trailhead
The Pasture Trail trailhead

The sunrise from West Rattlesnake - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from West Rattlesnake

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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