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Mt. Major - Solo Winter Hiking

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Mt. Major (1,780ft) Trails: Mt. Major Main Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft Distance: 3.4 miles roundtrip Duration: 1 hr, 55 minutes (includes stops along the trail and at the summit) Difficulty: Easy to Moderate This hike was an awesome easy workout! I wanted to make the summit in one hour and I did so! The only time I really stopped along the trail on my ascent was when I had gone off trail. I had to stop and search for a bit for those blue blazes. I had brought my snowshoes just in case, but didn’t need them as the trail was nicely packed.      I took the Mt. Major Main trail all the way to the summit. It provides a short and direct route to the summit but near the top it has some really sketchy and steep pitches. I opted to take the alternate route to the left to avoid the ledges. I may be a crazy hiker girl, but I’m not stupid, the ledges were full of ice.   Those ledges There were great 360 degree views at the top but man, was it windy cold! I could only s