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Mount Israel - Solo Winter Hike

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Mt. Israel (2,630ft) Elevation Gain: 1,700 feet Trail: Wentworth Trail Distance: 4.2 miles roundtrip Duration: 4.0 hours (include stops along the trail, and at lookouts and summit) NH 52 With A View  Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Danger: Low  to Medium (Open ledges on trail) It was good to get out and do some winter hiking. I’ve been spending a lot of time bouldering and rock climbing and will soon be ice climbing. So hiking a moderate mountain was just what I needed. I had no problems finding the trailhead. The Mead Camp parking lot was plowed and there was only one other truck in the lot. I spent a few minutes checking out the trailhead path. I had brought my snowshoes but after looking at how pretty packed down the trail was, I decided to just wear my Hillsound Trail Crampons. I brought 2 liters of hot water to drink, along with the usual snacks, my 3lb DSLR, my survival and first aid kits, emergency Bivy, emergency blanket, stove and extra clothes. Yes, my backpac