52 With A View DATE: 10/14/2023 - 10/14/2023
Trip/Event Location: Sandwich , NH
Trip Leader(s): nhclimber03264
Max # People: 25
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
Sandwich Mountain: elevation (highest point) 3986ft, distance to highest is 9.2 miles, total trip distance approx. 12.8 miles.
- Ascent via the Flat Mountain Pond Trail to Bennett Street Trail
The group will meet at the Flat Mountain Pond Trailhead at 8 a.m. and depart up the trail at 8:15 a.m. SHARP.
JT led a group of seven GO hikers for a beautiful fall hike of Sandwich Mountain, located in the southern stretch of the White Mountains. The group ascended Flat Mountain Pond Trail to Bennett Street Trail, which runs along Pond Brook. As we gained elevation, additional layers were pulled out of our packs. Thankfully the wind was mild and the sun broke through the clouds for most of the day. The climb was steep but the view from Sandwich was definitely worth it, with Waterville Valley opening before us. Other peaks, such as Osceola, Tripyramids, and Tecumseh can also be seen from here. We enjoyed lunch in the sun, chatting with each other and other hikers enjoying the views. After, we followed Sandwich Mountain Trail to Jennings Peak. This sub-summit of Sandwich had views that rival that of Sandwich itself. The valley below was rich in vibrant yellow and orange foliage, stretching well into the distance. We descended via Drakes Brooks, which is a gradual, gentle trail. A couple of us got our feet unintentionally wet in the last water crossing of the day, but better at the end of the day rather than the beginning! We ended around 3:30 p.m. with a distance just shy of 13 miles. Most of the group headed to Bobcat’s house after in Sugar Hill for pizza and salad. Thank you so much, JT, for a fall day to remember!
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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event
- Thanks JT for another amazing hike! - Twigs
Twigs Oct 15, 2023 at 6:13 PM
Comment: Thanks JT for another amazing hike!