Hike to Wachipauka Pond
Half Day Hike DATE: 11/28/2021 - 11/28/2021
Trip/Event Location: Piermont, NH
Max # People: 10
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Join us for this moderate hike along a short segment of the Appalachian Trail to beautiful Wachipauka Pond from Rt 25C in Warren, NH. The hike is about 6 miles total, 3 miles each way, with...
The trailhead is on Rt 25C, 3.4 miles west of the junction of Rt 25 and Rt 25C in Warren, NH. There will be hiker signs as this is the Appalachian Trail (AT).
If you want to use Googlemaps, you can use "Ore Hill Trailhead, New Hampshire Rte 25C, Piermont, NH 03779" which is about 0.1 miles west of the AT going north (note we will be heading north on the AT from Rt 25C, Ore Hill is south on the AT from Rt 25C). Please DO NOT use "Wachipauka Pond S Trailhead, Mt Moosilauke Hwy, Benton, NH 03785", as this is the trailhead for Wachipauka Pond from Rt 25 (we are doing this hike from Rt 25C).
Thanks to Fred for joining Joe and I on this winter hike of Wachipauka Pond. In Plymouth, where Joe and I live, there had been less than an inch of snow overnight on Friday, so we were expecting the same on the Wachipauka Pond hike, but we were surprised to find probably 5 inches of snow there. We were glad that we had microspikes, even though the snow started to clump up on them. It was a beautiful sunny day, which while cold at a high of 31, there was no wind. We quickly warmed up going uphill to the wooded summit of Mount Mist, and were pleasantly surprised that the Mount Mist sign had been put up again. Then we headed downhill to a viewpoint, and then down to Wachipauka Pond where we had our lunch, along with some hot chocolate that we had packed. All together, a beautiful day, great conversation, and great company! And glad that we went ahead and posted this GO hike, even if it was last minute -- nothing ventured, nothing gained!
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