Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mounts Mack & Klem – Winter Snowshoeing


Mount Mack (1,945ft) 
Elevation Gain: 1,365ft

Mount Kelm (2,001ft)
Elevation Gain: 266ft

Trails: Gilford Fire Road, Round Pond (Red), Belknap Range Trail
Distance: 5.9 miles roundtrip
Duration: 6.5 hours (includes stops at Round Pond, at all lookouts and both summits)
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Fresh, untouched snow . . . breaking trail . . . . . sore hips . . . but still a great hike! The trailhead parking lot wasn’t plowed, so we parked on Wood Road, part of the residential area. Marie and I hiked to Mounts Mack and Klem, stopping at Round Pond for a break and views of the pond. Actually, we also stopped at all the lookouts to well… look out. And of course, we stopped at both summits. There were snowshoe tracks from the trailhead but it stopped at the Boys Scout camp site. From there it was breaking trail all the way to both summits. I was not able to get a photo at the Mt. Klem summit as it was covered in snow. We just hiked around the summit and continued onto Round Pond. Here are a few photos taken along the way.

At the lookout just below the Mt. Mack summit (5)




 At the Mt. Mack summit
 Onward to Mt. Klem

Lunch on the open slope overlooking the lakes!


Is this yours? 
We hung this water bottle up on the branch.
Around Round Pond


 

 


Sunday, February 10, 2013

2013 Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby

Some photos I took at the 2013 Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby





Belknap Woods - Winter Snowshoeing


Belknap Woods, Center Harbor, NH
Trails: Beaver Pond Loop and Outer Loop

It’s fascinating , all those colorful Bob huts that sit on the frozen Meredith Bay overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee! I pass through Meredith, NH and the Ice Fishing Derby is in full swing. I make a note to stop by on my way out because I hope to get some photos of those colorful shanties and the biggest fish caught.

I met up with Marie to snowshoe the Belknap Woods in Center Harbor, NH. Nemo’s pass a few days earlier promised fresh snow and I finally got to try out my second pair of snowshoes….an EMS former rental for a mere $20! It was a relaxing and easy trek along the Beaver Pond Loop trail, then onto the Outer Loop trail. Then back again on the Beaver Pond Loop trail along Beaver Pond and back to the trailhead.  Here are some photos taken along the way.

I've put the photos for the Ice Fishing Derby on its own page, it can be found at: 
http://lookwhatididadventures.blogspot.com/2013/02/2013-meredith-rotary-ice-fishing-derby.html