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GET FIT HIKE #4: CHERRY MOUNTAIN [MT. MARTHA AND OWL’S HEAD]

52 With A View

DATE: May 29, 2022
END DATE: May 29, 2022

Hike/Event Location: Twin Mountain NH

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Gandalf
Thornton, NH United States,

JDNnh
Manchester, NH United States

Meeting Time: 9:30 AM

Max # People: 12

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

Hike Difficulty Level:

Moderate

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Summary

Join our last GetFit Hike to get fit for summer hiking! The open ledges of Owl's Head is home to perhaps the best view anywhere of the entire Presidential Range!!!

Our last GetFit Hike to get fit for summer hiking! The open ledges of Owl's Head is home to perhaps the best view anywhere of the entire Presidential Range!!! Cherry Mountain [3573'] and Owl's Head [3258'] are just 0.8 mile apart on a stand-alone ridge. From the summit of Cherry [also known as Mt. Martha], there is a good view of the Presidentials from one spot, and a superb panorama of the western White Mountains from another, with over two dozen 4,000-footers visible in one glance!
 

We first hike 1.9 miles up the Cherry Mtn. Trail to Mt. Martha and soak in the views. Then we take Martha's Mile, which is really only 0.8 miles long, to a tricky but short scramble up the knobby peak of Owl's Head with great views of the Presidentials. We will return the way we came, going over Mt. Martha again.

Total distance: 5.4 miles
Book Hiking Time: 5 Hours
Vertical Rise: 2,000 ft.

Don't forget to bring wind/rain shell, water, lunch, snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, etc. along with whatever you typically have for a hiking excursion. We’ll have lunch on at the summit. 

Social Mixer: Following the hike, everyone is welcome back at our house in Waterville Valley to socialize around the deck. Bring a change of clothes and you can take a shower to clean-up. Bring your own beverages and if you like, snacks to share. If you would like to stay for a BBQ, we ask you reimburse us $10 for our food costs and please let us know in advance so we have enough food for everyone.  

Lodging Option: Bunk beds are available at our house near Waterville Valley, NH for Friday and/or Saturday night. Its $25 Friday night and $35 Saturday that includes BBQ. Coffee/bagels each morning and linen/blankets/towels are provided. Limited to four so email us ASAP to reserve a bunk!

Hiking Coordinators: Mike Boisvert and Jon Normand

Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot

It's approximately 152 miles from Boston and 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Take I-93 North, then U.S. 3 to Twin Mountain. From the traffic lights at the junction of U.S. Highways 3 and 302 in Twin Mountain, drive 2.0 miles north on US 3 and then turn right onto New Hampshire Route 115. Continue north on Route 115 for 1.9 miles. A gravel parking lot is located on the right directly across the highway from the intersection with Lennon Road.

Trip Leader(s)

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States
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JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States
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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Londonderry, NH


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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


BOSTON, MA


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Jamaica Plain, MA


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Boston , MA


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Boston, MA


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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


boston, MA


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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Meredith , NH


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Londonderry, NH


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regularguyma Posted May 24, 2022 at 8:52 PM

If rain cancels this event, I can do a “rain date” on Sunday.

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