Mt. Major Hike

DATE: Dec 16, 2017 Saturday
END DATE: Dec 16, 2017 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Alton NH

Trip Leader(s)

Campton, NH United States,

Manchester, NH United States

Meeting Time: 1:00 PM

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

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Region: New England

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Pace: There may be activities when the group is either slower or faster than your current ability. Please know that because this is a group activity, it's hard to accommodate everyone's pace perfectly. Our desire is not to leave anyone, however there have been times when it is in the best interest of all to split up. Please do your part by knowing your own abilities, communicating with the organizer head of time if you would like to start early and have us catch up or fine with finishing on your own.

This will be an introduction to winter hiking to help you ease into this fantastic hiking season!

We will ascend up the Boulder Loop trail to reach the summit [1,786 feet] and descend on the Major-Straightback Link, Brook Trail and Mount Major trail. This is a popular loop hike up to Mount Major where there are fantastic views of Lake Winnipesaukee! 

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Trail Specifics:

• Roundtrip Length - 4 Miles

• Elevation Gain - 1150 Feet

• Expected Time – 2-3 hours

You need to have the hiking capability to complete this hike. If you do not have this skill level, then please sign-up for an easier hike.

Make sure to bring gear for an early winter hike. Gloves, hats, raingear are all mandatory. You should be prepared with wicking layers and wear NO COTTON. MicroSpikes are required as we are now into winter conditions as well as winter insulated hiking boots.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me in advance.

After The Hike: You are welcome to join us at a nearby restaurant for an early dinner. Bring a change of clothing to switch into when you get back to your car if you would like. 

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Head north on U.S. Highway 3 toward Laconia and turn right on the limited access US 3 and NH 11 bypass. At the end of the bypass, continue east on Route 11 past Ellacoya State beach and the waterfront resorts in Gilford. After about 10.6 miles, look for a right turn into the trailhead parking area marked by a conspicuous state highway sign. From the opposite direction, the entrance to the trailhead is about 4 miles west of Alton Bay. We are driving a blue Toyota Tacoma truck. 

Trip Leader(s)


Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous

Campton, NH

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous

Manchester, NH

United States

members signed up for this event


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Tuftonboro, NH

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Harrisburg, PA

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Burlington, MA

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guest member

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Burlington, MA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous

Barnstead, NH

United States
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