Ascent of Welch Mountain on 2020-10-03
|Others in Party:||Cindy|
|Date:||Saturday, October 3, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||2605 ft / 794 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWelch Dickey is one of the most popular hikes in the white mountains and for very good reason - the views are amazing.
The parking lot was totally full and we had to park on the side of the road a ways down the road.
Initially the hike seems easy and gradually gets steeper and steeper.
You come out onto some smooth open granite which can be steep in places so if it is at all slippery it is dangerous.
There are several scrambles to get up the next chunk of ledge so be prepared - this is not an easy hike.
That said, for experienced hikers this is a relatively easy hike as the open granite is easy to hike up.
You do want to do the loop counter-clockwise as it is much steeper on the way up which is easier to handle.
The views get better and better up Welch, then drop down a little in the notch over to Dickey with even more views.
On the way down from Dickey is a large cliff and open granite looking down into the valley between the mountains.
The way down is easier but affords plenty of views so spend some time and take them in fully.
Just be aware there will be a lot of other people on the trail.
I would NOT recommend bringing your dog. There are too many other dogs and people and the scrambles make it tough for the pooch.
We spent a leisurely 4 hours taking time to enjoy the early fall colors.
Back at the car the road was lined with cars much further than when we arrived.
|Summary Total Data|
| Round-Trip Distance:||5.5 mi / 8.9 km|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Distance:||2.5 mi / 4 km|
| Route:||Welch Dickey loop trail|
| Time:||2 Hours |
| Distance:||3 mi / 4.8 km|
| Route:||Welch dickey loop trail|
| Time:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: WelchDickey|
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