Trip report

Great Ossipee (Mt Shaw) Hike

Hiking/Walk DATE: 05/01/2010 - 05/01/2010

Trip/Event Location: Tuftonboro, NH
US

Trip Leader(s): jonathanclark

Max # People: 12

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

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Please join me for an early spring hike to the summits of Black Snout (2803') and Mt Shaw (2990'), highest "peaks" in the Ossipee Mountains.  The overall moderate roundtrip is 7.6 miles

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

 The Shaw Trailhead is located in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire.

From Rt. 16:

  • From Rt. 16 in Ossipee, take Rt. 171 west (Old Granite Road which turns into Mountain Road after crossing route 28).
  • The trailhead is 9.7 miles west of the junction of routes 171 and 28.
  • There's a small parking area on the right (north) side of the road, just before a bridge over Fields Brook; on the other side of the bridge on the left side of the road is Sodom Road which you can use as a "you've just missed the trailhead" marker.
  • There are no trailhead signs.

From I-93:
  • Take exit 23 off of I-93 and follow Rt. 104 east for about 8 miles until it ends in Meredith.
  • Turn left onto Rt. 3 and go about 0.8 mile to a traffic light just beyond the public docks.
  • Turn right onto Rt. 25 and travel 10.1 miles passing through Moltonborough village.
  • Turn right onto Rt. 109 and go 2.2 miles.
  • Turn left onto Rt. 171 east and follow it for 3.9 miles.
  • You will pass Sodom Road on the right, immediately cross a bridge over Fields Brook, then you should immediately turn left into the small trailhead parking area.
  • There are no trailhead signs.


Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

 somehow, my picture of our photographer appears larger than the other photos that Brian posted - bear with me while I try to fix!  fred

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • It was great to meet new hikers! Hope to see everyone again this summer. Thank you Jonathan for your hospitality and hosting a great hike! Mount Shaw and Ossipee Lake are beautiful. - WalkaboutBrian

Members That Participated

jonathanclark

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Hartford, CT


United States
kammiller

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


s. portland, ME


United States
vtfred

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Barre, VT


United States
WalkaboutBrian

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Gilmanton IW, NH


United States
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