Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont
by Lisa Densmore (The Mountaineers Books)
© 2005 Lisa Densmore/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
We snowshoed this hike. It was like a winter wonderland especially the last climb to the top which is a small track overhung with fir trees. Beautiful!
A really nice hike. The directions to get there are a little confusing though. Take the road towards Chimney Hill and then you'll see Chimney Hill Rd. The trail was covered in a light coating of snow when we went up which made keeping on it a little easier since we could just follow the footprints. Keep a sharp eye out for the blue diamond trail markers as they are few and far between and the turn off just before the top was hard to find so look carefully after you traverse the muddy stream area. Overall, a terrific hike and a beautiful view from the top.
Hiked up Haystack Mountain on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I took my two year old Chocolate Lab for an enjoyable walk in the woods. I found the trail in very good condition. There were some icy spots toward the summit but in general just a nice hike. Great 180 degree view from the top...cold and windy.
I thought this was a great first mountain for my dog who can sometimes be a bit hyper when out in the woods.
From the car to the summit and back was just about 3 hours.
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