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Mounts Mack & Klem – Winter Snowshoeing

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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