NE 4,000 Footers
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NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Red Trail
Route: Red Trail, West Peak Trail, Summit Trail, ski trails, (Burke Mountain), Summit Trail, ski trails
Red Trail was in nice shape with good footing and some nice wild flowers. The Blue Trail is a little bit more rugged, but otherwise nice, with some decent ledge views. Unfortunately the top of it, at West Peak where there is a leanto, is littered with empties. There was too much for us to even consider trying to pick up and pack out.
We then dropped down the ski trails and took them up to the top of the ski area and around the access road to the fire tower. If you don't like heights, you won't like this tower. Otherwise, it provides superb views, especially of the Whites.
In the interest of time, we beelined down the ski trails, which were mostly bare but a little moist in places from scattered showers today.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The Red Trail trailhead at the lowest ski area parking lot
Looking east at Umpire Mountain from the fire tower
Directions to trailhead: Take Interstate 91 North to Exit 23. Take a right onto US 5 through Lyndonville for 2 miles. Bear right onto Route 114 for 4 miles through East Burke Village and take a right onto Mountain Road. The Sherburne Base Lodge entrance road will be on the right shortly thereafter. The Red Trail starts at the back of the lowest parking lot.
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