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Mt. Rowe, Gunstock & Belknap Mountains – Solo Summer Hike

Mount Rowe (1,680ft) Gunstock Mountain (2,240ft) Belknap Mountain (2,382ft) Total Elevation Gain: 1,349ft Trails: Ridge (White) Trail, Saddle Trail, Blue Trail, Brook (Yellow ) Trail Distance: 4.5 miles roundtrip Duration: 4.0 hours (includes stops at all summits) Difficulty: Moderate I bagged 3 more summits in the Belknap Range! I had put off peakbagging for 3 months to be able to take some AMC Rock Climbing courses. Today I wanted a hike that was an easy up and back down as I have more rock climbing the next day and  didn’t want to tire myself out with an 11-miler. I was expecting the Gunstock Mountain Resort to be empty, but I was wrong. There were folks walking around, swimming in the lake, and lots of folks on the Zip line. There were also folks taking the ski lift up to the summit of Gunstock and hiking down the Ridge (White) Trail. That road up to Mt. Rowe was tough in the heat, it was hot with hardly any shade whatsoever! Now I know why I love winter hiking so muc