Coordinates 286

Uploaded June 20, 2016

Recorded June 2016

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2,270 ft
860 ft
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11.34 mi

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near Etna, New Hampshire (United States)

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Stage 148

⇐ Link to the previous stage: 147 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - VERMONT and NEW HAMPSHIRE - Section 1. Rt 14 - Tigertown Rd, West Hartford to Etna-Hanover Center Rd, NH
⇒ Link to the next stage: 149 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - NEW HAMPSHIRE - Section 8.2 - From Lyme Dorchester Road to Smart's Mountain and Hexacuba Shelter

Tour of the Appalachian Trail , passing through the state of New Hampshire (United States), from south to north, from the intersection of the trail with the Etna-Hanover Road, to the intersection with the Lyme - Dorchester Rd (Dartmouth Skiway).

The stage corresponds to section 9.1, according to the official distribution of stages of the Appalachian Trail as it passes through the state of New Hampshire, and can be considered as a transition stage, between the type of traditional trail, through wooded areas, with ups and downs of low intensity, and the much rougher and harder trail of the White Mountains, also in the same state of New Hampshire.

Throughout this section, we hardly notice any difference with the preceding stages, in Vermont. On the other hand, the day was dry and sunny, and on the trails there was no mud, no water, which made the march much easier.

However, we must highlight and insist that the signage of the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire is quite deficient, largely because the "great strategists" who make decisions in this regard, have chosen to complicate the lives of hikers, using different names to designate stretches of the Appalachian Trail, and sometimes omitting the name of the AT at the intersections, or replacing it with a symbol that is easily confused with other symbols and drawings incorporated into the signage by some willful design enthusiast innovative.

Personally, I would have preferred less design on the signs, and more clarity. In fact, the only thing that allows us to stay on the path, without getting lost, is the classic signage in white paint, although with many gaps for long stretches without any beacon. Naturally, the north and south directions, with few exceptions, are conspicuous by their absence, so it is better to go with caution and with a good map.

Suspended then to the maintenance commission of the AT in New Hampshire, which at least in this area seems to fall on the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC).

During the first 7 km. On the way, the path follows a profile of gradual ascent to the summit of the southern peak of Moose Mountain (the Moose Mountain), dotted with some short stretches a little steeper, but always without difficulty.

From the summit of the South Peak (Moose Mountain), with an elevation of 2,290 feet, there is a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

Two kilometers north of the South Peak, is the North Peak of Moose Mountain, with a smaller panoramic view than the previous one. In between the two peaks, the Moose Mountain Shelter, a shelter built in 2004 by the DOC, with capacity for eight people.

The descent of the North Peak (Moose Mountain) is also gradual and without complications, although it presents some fairly steep sections. Once in the valley, and after crossing the Goose Pond Road, the trail skirts a beautiful beaver reservoir, formed with the waters of Hewes Brook.

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Intersection

Inicio de la etapa. Intersección del AT con la Etna-Hanover Road

Inicio de la etapa. Intersección del AT con la Etna-Hanover Road
Photo

Bosque de coníferas, muy tupido

Bosque de coníferas, muy tupido
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Sendero fácil y sin obstáculos

Sendero fácil y sin obstáculos
Intersection

Intersección del AT con la Three Mile Road, y estacionamiento

Intersección del AT con la Three Mile Road, y estacionamiento
River

Mink Brook. Riachuelo y puente

Mink Brook. Riachuelo y puente
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Subida empinada hacia la cima del South Peak de la Moose Mountain

Subida empinada hacia la cima del South Peak de la Moose Mountain
Summit

Cima y vistas. South Peak - Moose Mountain (2.290 pies)

Cima y vistas. South Peak - Moose Mountain (2.290 pies)
Shelter

Moose Mountain Shelter

Moose Mountain Shelter
panorama

Vista panorámica desde la bajada del North Peak de la Moose Mountain

Vista panorámica desde la bajada del North Peak de la Moose Mountain
Photo

Zona de rocas con trazas de la erosión glaciar

Zona de rocas con trazas de la erosión glaciar
Intersection

Intersección del AT con la Goose Pond Road

Intersección del AT con la Goose Pond Road
Lake

Pequeño embalse de castores, junto al Hewes Brook

Pequeño embalse de castores, junto al Hewes Brook
panorama

Vista panorámica desde un corto desvío lateral

Vista panorámica desde un corto desvío lateral
panorama

Holts Ledge. Acantilado y magnífica vista

Holts Ledge. Acantilado y magnífica vista
Shelter

Desvío al Trapper John Shelter

Desvío al Trapper John Shelter
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Intersection

Intersección del sendero con la Lyme - Dorchester Road. Dartmouth Skiway. Estacionamiento

Intersection of the trail with the Lyme - Dorchester Road. Dartmouth Skiway. Parking lot

5 comments

  • Photo of ladylady

    ladylady Jun 21, 2016

    Bonitos bosques y magníficas vistas. ¡Gracias por compartir las fotos y tan detalladas explicaciones!

  • Photo of rutadura

    rutadura Jun 22, 2016

    Hola Pablo, con solo leer tus crónicas y admirar tus reportajes fotográficos, ya me puedo transportar a esos senderos de los que tan bien resumes, eso de estar a 2.640 pies viendo la exuberante vegetación ha de ser una pasada total. Que maravilla ante los ojos debes presenciar día tras día por ese fabuloso recorrido.
    Un fuerte abrazo y gracias por dar a conocer tus experiencias tras los pasos de tus botas.

  • Photo of Great_Gatsu

    Great_Gatsu Jun 28, 2016

    Excelente y preciosa ruta!!

  • Photo of Great_Gatsu

    Great_Gatsu Jun 28, 2016

    I have followed this trail  View more

    buena ruta aunque aveces le falta claridad en la señalizacion

  • Photo of Pablo de Gárate

    Pablo de Gárate Jun 28, 2016

    Muchísimas gracias por vuestros apoyos y por vuestro entusiasta comentario. Es un placer compartir con todos vosotros este maravilloso sendero de los Apalaches.

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