Trip report

Spring Warmup Hike on Welch-Dickey

Hiking/Walk DATE: 04/16/2011 - 04/16/2011

Trip/Event Location: Waterville Valley, NH

Trip Leader(s): JPHiker

Max # People: 15

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

Difficulty Level: Moderate

 The Welch-Dickey trail is one of the first trails in NH's White Mountains to be clear of snow in spring.  It is also one of those hikes that seem to showcase everything the Whites have to

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

 We will meet at the parking lot for the Welch-Dickey trail.  Directions from I-93 are as follows:

Get off Exit 28 (Campton/Waterville Valley) and head east on Rt. 49, the Mad River Road.  In about a mile you will reach a traffic light at the intersection of Rt. 49 and Rt. 175.  The Campton dam will be on your right, and the ledges of Welch-Dickey will be visible straight ahead from here.  Go through the traffic light, staying on Rt. 49, and in about 4.5 miles turn left onto Upper Mad River Road (crossing the Mad River on a bridge as you do so).  Stay on this road as it winds, and in 0.7 mile turn right onto Orris Road.  There will be a sign here for the Welch-Dickey trail, so you can't miss it.  Stay on Orris for about 0.6 mile and enter the parking lot on the right.

Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

 The rain held off all day to make this a good start for the "warm" weather hiking season.  However, the cloud cover and the wind made for some rather chilly weather, and some very quick rest-stops.  All in all, Welch-Dickey did not fail to pull off its charms, with spectacular views of the Sandwich Range, Tripyramids, and even over to Moosilauke and Franconia ridge.

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Thanks for a great hike Carlos. But it was F***ing cold :) - HikerBiker
  • A fun day! Thanks everyone! - jpkant
  • Great hike, Carlos! Thanks for putting this together to kick off another great season!! - shep5

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