Trip report

WEST/EAST RATTLESNAKE AND 5 FINGER POINT HIKE

Half Day Hike DATE: 05/29/2021 - 05/29/2021

Trip/Event Location: Holderness, NH
US

Trip Leader(s): tdefauw , jkelaghan

Max # People: 12

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

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Join us for this beautiful 5 mile loop hike over the summits of West and East Rattlesnake Mountains, and then on to five finger point.  Total elevation gain for the whole hike is less than 1000

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

From the intersection of Rt 3 and Rt 113 in Holderness, NH, take Rt 113 about 5 miles and then make a right onto Pinehurst Rd (Google Map "Pinehurst Rd, Holderness, NH").  Pinehurst Rd is about 0.5 miles before the parking areas for West Rattlesnake and Mt. Morgan.  If you reach these two parking areas, you have gone to far and missed Pinehurst Rd.   Once on Pinehurst Rd go a little less than a mile and park in a parking area on the right side of the road right before the "no parking behind these signs" sign for Rockywold and Deephaven camps.


Trip Report/Photos
Thanks to everyone that came out to join us on an overcast day with some rain in the morning. There were 10 of us that joined, and we made up for the dreary weather with fun and great conversation. After a half mile steep climb to West Rattlesnake, we enjoyed the views, and then continued to East Rattlesnake where we had lunch. Then down to five finger point and several beaches along Squam lake. A couple guys were tempted to get in the water, which probably would have happened if it hadn't been so cold. Afterward we went out for adult beverages at Walter's Basin where the conversation continued. Overall a great day despite the less than stellar weather.

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Thank you, Thad and Joe, for a great hike on Saturday. What we lacked in good weather was more than made up by the fantastic group we had!! Thank you all for making it such a wonderful day. - NHGuy1028

Members That Participated

tdefauw

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Plymouth, NH


United States
jkelaghan

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Plymouth, NH


United States
Mark S

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States
benj58

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Waltham, MA


United States
Moving forward fm RI

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Smithfield, RI


United States
elisegev

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
LewLasher

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Cambridge, MA


United States
NHGuy1028

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Merrimack, NH


United States
guest member
da08

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Concord, NH


United States
vtfred

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Barre, VT


United States
sustaining member
rolshausenii

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Cambridge, MA


United States
beyoungyu

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Harrisburg, PA


United States
NHGuy1028 May 31, 2021 at 9:52 PM

Comment: Thank you, Thad and Joe, for a great hike on Saturday. What we lacked in good weather was more than made up by the fantastic group we had!! Thank you all for making it such a wonderful day.

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