Trip report

GET FIT HIKE #3: MT. KEARSARGE

52 With A View DATE: 05/14/2022 - 05/14/2022

Trip/Event Location: Wilmot, NH

Trip Leader(s): Gandalf , JDNnh

Max # People: 12

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

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Our third of four GetFit Hikes to get fit for summer hiking! This is a hike up to Mount Kearsarge with outstanding 360-degree views!!!

Our third of four GetFit Hikes to get fit for summer hiking!

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

At exit 10 off Interstate 89, northbound travelers turn right at the end of the exit ramp. About 80 yards northeast from the highway turn right at a T intersection onto North Road. Proceed .04 mile to a sweeping left turn onto Kearsarge Valley Road, which intersects with Kearsarge Mountain Road after another 3 miles. The right turn onto Kearsarge Mountain Road is marked by a "Winslow State Park" sign adjacent to a field with full views of Kearsarge Mountain. The tollbooth and parking area are about 2 miles up the road. THE FEE TO ENTER IS $4.00.


Trip Report/Photos
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Beautiful day for a hike with a great crew of guys! Could not believe how nice the weather was!!! Summer like temperatures in the 80’s, warm and sunny. Black flies were present throughout much of the day including the summit but insect repellent definitely helped.

The way going up is reasonable for anyone in even decent shape — and I’m not talking about any measure of “I go to the gym 3 times weekly” shape. It was perfect for our GetFit Hike #3!

The trail was easy to follow with abundant blazes. Mountain therapy! This mountain never disappoints. Views on the way up, at the summit and on the way down all spectacular.

We took breaks on the overlooks on the ascent to take in the vistas. The views just got better the further we went up! We had lunch on the summit taking in the breathtaking views in all directions! We saw deep into Vermont, up to the White Mountains, and south to Monadnock. Some of us climbed up the fire tower for better views.  

We took the steeper Winslow Trail up and the gentler Barlow Trail down. Heading back down wasn’t perfectly easy on the knees but compared to most hikes in the Whites, it was easy. Thanks so much for joining us on the hike fellas!

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Members That Participated

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States
JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States
DaveSchumaker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States
SEBill

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Boston, MA


United States
SEALI

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Boston, MA


United States
KeithES

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Jamaica Plain, MA


United States
Russell

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Newtonville, MA


United States
vtfred

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Barre, VT


United States
Mark S

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Manchester, NH


United States
benj58

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Waltham, MA


United States
PaceAlong

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Meredith , NH


United States
regularguyma

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


BOSTON, MA


United States
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