HIKES & EVENTS
Mount Roberts & Faraway Mountain Loop
Full Day Hike
DATE: May 21, 2022
END DATE: May 21, 2022
Hike/Event Location: Moultonborough NH
Old Orchard Beach, ME United States
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM
Max # People: 8
Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Hike Difficulty Level:
Moderate to Strenuous
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Mount Roberts & Faraway Mountain Loop is a 9.2 mile loop in Moultonborough, New Hampshire. The ledges have expansive views and variable 5-15% grades. Expecting 4-5 hours plus time for lunch at Mount Roberts summit. Ascending Mount Roberts with mixed forest floor and several open ledges with expansive views. Then descending from Faraway Mountain via the carriage trails into the valley with mostly forest floor and generally easy grades. Lunch is best at the last ledge of Roberts or the summit for best views, but TBD by group day of the hike and timing.
Come prepared with appropriate attire for Spring Mixed Conditions, including wind/rain shell, warm layers, and well broken in footwear suited for rocky ledges, roots, loose rocks, and mud. Please bring desired food, snacks, and enough water to complete the trail, there are a few easy streams to cross for water sources to draw from on this trail.
Post hike drinks & food, to be decided day of from available options. Please propose options in event chat if you have recommendations.
Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot
Parking at Castle in the Clouds is pay parking, but the Shannon Pond Hiker Kiosk and Parking area is free, plus overflow parking in the pasture on the left past the sign.
From Moultonborough NH, Head southwest on NH-25 W for 0.2 mi. Turn right toward NH-25 E, then turn left onto NH-25 E and proceed 0.8 mi. Turn right onto NH-109 S proceed 2.2 mi. Continue straight onto NH-171 E for 0.5 mi. Turn left onto Ossipee Park Rd and proceed up to the trail head or overflow parking. Group will depart the Shannon Pond Hiker Kiosk rally point (43.73203,-71.32449) at 9:15.
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Weather looks good at the moment, but expected to be in the 80s. Water sources are inconsistent on the mountain, but there are usually a number of small stream crossings on the descent. Any recommendations for post hike beers is welcome, I suspect they will be well earned at these temps.