Groovy Mount Kearsarge, NH

June 2, 2008 at 6:29 am 4 comments

The Rollins Trail leads from Rollins State Park in Wilmot to the summit of Mount Kearsarge, a bare rock cone with a fire tower. Although Mount Kearsarge is less than 3000 feet tall, it is the highest point in Merrimack County.

Like all great summit bids, the adventure started the night before with GroovyMom eating GroovyBoys summit cheeseburger as it take approximately 12 hours for the summit snack to arrive in the “groovyboob”. Getting an early start on the morning we were all (BigMike, GroovyMom, GroovyGirl, GroovyBoy and Old Dog) at the trail head at 10:00am. The little black flies were in full bloom in the parking lot, so we quickly loaded 5 month old GroovyBoy into the Bob all terrain stroller and headed up. Within 100 yards the trail turned steep and very rocky. The Bob was jettisoned and GroovyBoy hopped in the Bjorn carried by BigMike. GroovyGirl thought the huge rocks (Glacial erratic left behind some 25000yrs ago) were really something and could not wait to get to the top. On the top the wind was blowing and the air cool. The top of the mountain is smooth granite with a “Look out” tower and the ever attractive communications tower. We found a sheltered area and ate our cheeseburgers (purchased from McD’s) and the Grand Tetons were out for the cheeseburger delivery for GroovyBoy. The 360o views were very nice. The trip down was also enjoyable and nearly uneventful. Despite the heavy application of bug spray GroovyBoy sufffered had a half dozen bug bites on his forehead. Overall, the 1.0 mile round trip summit with 400 ft of elevation was a perfect first for New Hampshire summits.
On the Trail


Entry filed under: New Hampshire Summits.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. wimpy  |  June 2, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Hey Mike,

    Great post. it is exciting to see your kids growing up. I am also happy to see Amthyst still kicking.

    Take Care,


  • 2. sirloinofbeef  |  June 2, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Big Mike,

    Good job on that New England granite. Your kids will grow up a lot faster with a steady diet of Cheeseburgers. Looking forward to a Caribbean peak or two with you guys.


  • 3. Krusty Bunz  |  June 5, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Are you a New England resident too? I need another cheese burger summit buddy … I hear there’s a summit in VT called Mt. Hunger… seems strangely appropriate!

  • 4. Big Mike aka Groovy Dad  |  June 12, 2008 at 7:28 pm


    Yes, we are New Englanders. Living in Grantham NH. Bagged the first VT summit last week. The post should show up soon.


    Groovy dad


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To encourage, enable, and document the consumption of a Cheeseburger on every summit on earth.
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