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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. Kl em summit as it was covered in snow. We just hiked around the summit and co

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 t he photos for the Ice Fi shing Derby on its own page , it can be found at: