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 . . . . .
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