Ascent of Nahor Hill on 2014-09-09

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Date:Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nahor Hill
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1170 ft / 356 m

Ascent Trip Report

Wanting to check out the remains of the 1920s-era Greystone Lodge, I hiked Nahor Hill with my Dad on 9/9/14.

The Greystone Lodge was a mountaintop hotel that was in its prime in the 1920s. However, as it was continuously passed from owner to owner, it fell into disrepair, and after the 70s, it was essentially abandoned.

We parked at the end of N Rd. in Antrim, at a 4-way junction with two other roads and a Class 6 road. We began the walk up the Class 6 rd. shortly after arriving.

After passing close to a foundation, the correct way to the summit and remains leaves to the right at the first fork, but we didn't realize that at first and ended up walking an additional mile on other old woods roads, staking out any fork we could find. None of them seemed to lead anywhere, though, so we headed back to that first fork and took the right road. Sure enough, it led to the pleasant Greystone Pond, where there was a bench and dock overlooking the pond.

The road continued steeply up a slope, then turned left and ascended easily past logging slash and another foundation to a fork at an open grassy clearing. The way to the summit was right, on a spur road. After a minute or two, we arrived at the open but viewless summit. Nahor Hill was in the bag, but we looked around for any sign of the remains, and I quickly pointed out a big stone building frame, so downhill we went, and we came to the remains, which were surprisingly well intact. The inside was a different story, though- it was trashed! Wood shards, overgrowth, and old kitchen appliances littered the interior of the lodge. I got my proof that we were here, then we went to the pond for lunch, then we went back to the truck at N Rd.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Total Elevation Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:370 ft / 112 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 200 ft / 61 m; Extra: 170 ft / 51m
    Loss on way in:170 ft / 51 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:woods roads
    Start Trailhead:start of Class 6 road  970 ft / 295 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:230 ft / 70 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 200 ft / 61 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:woods roads
    End Trailhead:start of Class 6 road  970 ft / 295 m

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