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Ascent of Great Hill Bow on 2013-02-12

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Date:Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Great Hill Bow
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:870 ft / 265 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had my eye on this place for a while, and I finally got to visit it on 2/12/13.

I parked at the Nottingcook Forest kiosk on South Bow Rd. I strapped on my snowshoes, checked out the trailhead sign, which looked a lot like the White Mountain signage, and set out on Hamilton's Path.

The trail passed by a house, then went down into the woods. It soon ascended and curved left to a viewpoint of Mount Monadnock and Crotched Mountain. The Pack Monadnocks were also visible, although obstructed by trees. After taking in that view, I continued.

The trail passed a snowmobile trail and later came to a 4-way junction- Nancy's Path went right; the Great Hill Loop went straight and left. I turned left toward the summit.

After climbing a bit and passing a few downed trees, I reached Great Hill's summit, which had a good view toward Mount Kearsarge. I took a swig of water and finished the loop, which had another view to the north of Fort Mtn and the Belknap Mountains. I headed back down Hamilton's Path after reaching the junction.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:170 ft / 51 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Hamilton's Path, Great Hill Loop
    Trailhead:700 ft / 213 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Snowshoes



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