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Middle & North Sugarloaf Mountains - Winter Hiking

Middle Sugarloaf Mountain Elevation: 2,539ft North Sugarloaf Mountain Elevation: 2,310 Trails: Zealand Road and Sugarloaf Trail Elevation Gain: 1,135ft Distance: 5.4 miles roundtrip Duration: 6 hrs Difficulty:  Moderate I was looking forward to this particular hike! First off, this would be my last hike during the winter season as the spring equinox is tomorrow. Secondly, checking out my White Mountains trail map I saw that these two peaks were down the road from Mt. Washington and if the weather cooperated, I would have views of the snow topped giant. Well, I wasn't disappointed. For just a modest hiking effort, there are spectacular views of Mt. Washington from both Sugarloafs! I carpooled with two of my hiking companions so this meant I had my hands free to test the video function on my new iPhone. Coming through the Franconia Notch there were some light flurries, but I was able get a short vid of the Cannon Mountain Ski slopes. The skies were cloudy and ove