Trip report

Get Winter Hike: Mt. Martha/Owl's Head

Hiking/Walk DATE: 11/28/2020 - 11/28/2020

Trip/Event Location: Twin Mountain, NH

Trip Leader(s): Gandalf , JDNnh

Max # People: 10

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

Difficulty Level: Moderate

This trip's focus is to get you familiar with layering clothes for cold weather hiking. We’ll also be carrying MicroSpikes if we encounter icy conditions. It's an exciting moderate

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Trailhead is 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 Report/Photos
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It was a fantastic 5.4 mile outing to Mt. Martha and Owl’s Head. Drizzle at the trailhead gave way to snow a little higher up.

Beautiful trail. Sticky snow ensured fantastic traction throughout so we did not need MicroSpikes. Watching the winter wonderland unfold throughout the day was as much of a view as anyone could want!

Mt. Martha starts out easy then steep until junction. Last .2 miles to summit easy. Trees well laden with snow. Hardly any wind! Then a quick .8 mile using Martha’s mile to Owl’s Head!

Four-thousand footer type feel to it. Had both peaks to ourselves!

Only saw three people; one heading down from Mt. Martha while the other two were starting off on Martha’s Mile heading to Owl’s head. Highly recommend this hike. A must do hike!  

Jon and I hung out by the fireplace when we returned having a few drinks and enjoying our holiday decorations! So lucky to have Jon with me during this COVID holiday season. Love you bro!!! You are the center of my universe!

Thanks to all GO members for joining us on this beautiful Thanksgiving weekend hike in a winter wonderland!  

Mike and Jon

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