Round Pond and Mt Klem Mt Mack loop
Half Day Hike DATE: 10/22/2022 - 10/22/2022
Trip/Event Location: Gilford, NH
Max # People: 10
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Join us for a hike to beautiful Round Pond in the Belknaps and to great views from Mount Mack and Mount Klem via a loop. The hike is 6.4 miles round trip with 1200 feet of elevation...
To get to the trailhead, please click “Directions” from the AllTrails link above, or in Google Maps put in “Wood Road Parking, Gilford, NH”. From Rt 11-A, you take Bickford Road to Wood Rd. We will be driving a dark grey Chevy Bolt, and I’ll send out my cell phone number a day or so before to those attending. If anyone wants to meet at Gunstock Resort 15 minutes before (and possibly consolidate the number of cars at the trailhead), let me know.
Thanks to Neil, Dave, Wayne, Woody, and Jim for joining us on this hike on a beautiful sunny day in the mid 60s. We had a gentle walk up to Round Pond, where we enjoyed the views, before heading up to viewpoint out towards Lake Winnepesaukee near the spur trail to Mt Klem where we had lunch. After lunch we did the spur trail to the wooded 2001 foot summit of Mt Klem. On the way to Mt Mack (1945 feet) we passed by other great views, then back down to Round Pond and then back to the start. Most of us then went out to dinner at the Italian Farmhouse in Plymouth that night, and we also decided to hike again the next day, walking a 5 mile loop via ski trails at Waterville Valley to the top of the Snow Mountain chairlift. I added two pictures of Dave and Woody standing on the top of Elephant Rock at Waterville Valley as they were quite cool, it looks impossible to get up there from this side, but very do-able on the other side.
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