Trip report

Get Fit #3: Bald Knob/Turtleback Mountain Hike

Half Day Hike DATE: 05/01/2021 - 05/01/2021

Trip/Event Location: Moultonborough, NH

Trip Leader(s): Gandalf , JDNnh

Max # People: 10

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

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

This open rock knob on the south side of the Ossipee Range features a sweeping, unobstructed vista over Lake Winnipesaukee from Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area!   

Our third of

...
Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

To reach the mountain, we’ll meet at Ossipee Park Road, just outside the gate to the Castle in the Clouds grounds; Ossipee Park Road leaves NH 171 0.5 mile southeast of its junction with NH 109 and rises steeply for 1.3 miles to the signed parking area on the right. We’ll be driving a blue Toyota Tacoma truck.   


Trip Report/Photos

Thank you, Mike and Jon, for a great hike today. Great seeing you and the rest of our group!

Mike and Jon - NICE JOB!!! Not only were the trails and weather perfect but also the leadership and participants completed thr awesome, fun-filled day.......not to mention Jon's M&M cookie bars........Um-Hum good!! So ready to join+follow YOUS on the next hike!     

BALD KNOB/TURTLEBACK MOUNTAIN HIKE

Beautiful day hiking up to Bald Knob and Turtleback Mountain with a steady, cool wind although there were significant areas of mud and pooling of water. The trail is a steady and comfortable climb up the mountains, which is why it's so popular. There were not that many people out today considering how beautiful a day it was! We first hiked up to Turtleback Mountain with a fine close-up view of Mt. Shaw and the main ridge of the Ossipee’s. We then made our way to Bald Knob for lunch. This open rock knob on the south side of the Ossipee Range features a sweeping, unobstructed vista over Lake Winnipesaukee! The weather was perfect and participants made for an awesome, fun-filled day! ~ Mike and Jon

What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Thank you, Mike and Jon, for a great hike today. Great seeing you and the rest of our group! Mike and Jon - NICE JOB!!! Not only were the trails and weather perfect but also the leadership and participants completed thr awesome, fun-filled day.......not to mention Jon's M&M cookie bars........Um-Hum good!! So ready to join+follow YOUS on the next hike! - Moving forward fm RI
  • Another great day with the boys! Scenic hike with views as far as the eye could see. Thanks Mike & Jon - look forward to the next! - promeneur

Members That Participated

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States

Attended
JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States

Attended
Mark S

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States

Attended
Moving forward fm RI

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Smithfield, RI


United States

Attended
promeneur

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Nashua, NH


United States

Attended
NHGuy1028

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Merrimack, NH


United States

Attended
sustaining member
woodsman

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Newburyport, MA


United States

No Show
HikerBiker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Londonderry, NH


United States
Cblaiz

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Manchester, NH


United States

Attended
chkhuber

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Hampton Falls, NH


United States

Attended
<
Hiking, backpacking, camping or vacation adventures, GayOutdoors [GO] has been the LGBTQ outdoorzy community leader for the last 22 years. We are an informal group of diverse hiking enthusiasts in the United States with a shared love of the mountains who prefer hiking with friends. We invite you to join us on our hikes, to post hikes for other members to join you and to share your hiking photos, stories and advice.

Become A Member

If you find it invigorating to hike along a mountain trail with friends not knowing what’s just around the corner, to get some fresh air, to stop and soak in the views on a summit, and to soak your feet in a mountain brook after a hike, give us a try!

BECOME A MEMBER







Powered by Ecomsolutions.net - ColdFusion Experts