TRIPS & EVENTS

West Rattlesnake Mtn & Fiv e Finger Point Hike

Hiking/Walk
DATE: Jul 21, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Jul 21, 2018 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Holderness & Sandwich NH

Trip Leader(s)


jonathanclark
Hartford, CT United States

Meeting Time: 10:30 AM

Max # People: 15

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

Difficulty Level:

Moderate

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Region: New England

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Summary

Please join me for this moderate 5-6 mile hike to the 1293' summit of West Rattlesnake Mtn - with spectacular views of Squam Lake and points south - and then descending to Squam Lake itself to walk around Five Finger Point where we might go swimming if it's a nice day.  Energetic participants may return via East Rattlesnake if there's any interest.

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

I'd like to hike in on the little-used Col Trail, off Route 113 in Sandwich NH.  While there's a sign - COL TRAIL - on a tree at the entrance to the very small parking lot it's not easy to see.  From the west, go 0.35 miles past the Holderness/Sandwich town line.  Entrance is on the right, just after a Sharp Left/30MPH sign and just before the ALLEN PRESERVE sign.  From the east, go 5.2 miles from the junction of 113W & 109 in Ctr Sandwich (staying of 113W) OR go 1.9 miles beyond THOMPSON RD (sign on the right) and OR 0.4 miles beyond a small cemetery and Metcalf Rd sign (both on the left).  Entrance will be on the left.  I think we can get 7-8 cars tightly packed into this parking area.  I'll try to get there early and stand out at the road to look for you.

Trip Leader

jonathanclark

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Hartford, CT


United States

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moosehill

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Londonderry, NH


United States
Cartman

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Framingham, MA


United States
snowsurfer

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Framingham, MA


United States
guest member
Stargazer36

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Rumney, NH


United States
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