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West/East Rattlesnake and 5 Finger Point hike
DATE: Nov 04, 2018
END DATE: Nov 04, 2018
Trip/Event Location: Holderness NH
Plymouth, NH United States,
Plymouth, NH United States
Meeting Time: 12:30 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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Join us for this beautiful 5 mile loop hike over the summits of West and East Rattlesnake Mountains, and then on to five finger point. Total elevation gain for the whole hike is less than 1000 feet. West and East Rattlesnake have granite ledges with beautiful views out onto Squam Lake, where On Golden Pond was filmed. 5 finger point is a 5 fingered peninsula jutting out into Squam Lake with beautiful views along the lake. From the trailhead, we'll take the Pasture Trail to the top of West Rattlesnake Mountain, enjoy the views, and then continue along the ridge trail to the less visited summit of East Rattlesnake Mountain for more great views. We'll then take the East Rattlesnake trail down to the 5 finger point trail and do the loop along the peninsula and then back to the trailhead. After the hike, for those that are interested we will plan to have dinner at Walters Basin restaurant nearby, with yet more great views looking out onto Squam Lake.
From the intersection of Rt 3 and Rt 113 in Holderness, NH, take Rt 113 about 5 miles and then make a right onto Pinehurst Rd. Pinehurst Rd is about 0.5 miles before the parking areas for West Rattlesnake and Mt. Morgan. If you reach these two parking areas, you have gone to far and missed Pinehurst Rd. Once on Pinehurst Rd go a little less than a mile and park along the right side of the road right before the "no parking behind these signs" sign for Rockywold and Deephaven camps.
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- Comment: I do the first part of this hike almost every fall: a gentle hike up, with a great view. The loop is something I haven't done in a while. Wonder if there is a chance for a quick and brisk dip in Mother Squam? Bringing my swimming trunks.
Sure, if you do the cold water, there's definitely opportunity to take a dip