Bog Mountain, NH

June 29, 2008 at 6:19 am Leave a comment

While there are numerous Bog Ponds and Bog Brooks in New Hampshire, this is the only Bog Mountain.  Standing tall at a whopping 1800 ft,  it is located among bogs in Wilmot, with the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Trail passing near the summit, one of the few peaks crossed by this trail except the named ones. The route from the W is shorter and perhaps more interesting than the route from the SE.

Distance: Stearns Road to summit, about 1.0 miles one-way

Elevation gain: Stearns Road to summit, about 600 feet.

It was a misty morning as Groovy Mom, Groovy Girl, Old Dog and Groovy Dad headed out.

To prepare for this hike the cheeseburger needed to be acquired from a little market just outside our little community, Rum Brook Market.  Two cheese burgers and two Bacon cheeseburgers, all residing in little foil wrappers, were purchased.  Before getting to the trail head ,there was a quick stop at Mt Trashmore, the local garbage transfer station.  Here in NH, no trash pick up so we routinely load up the Element and do the trek to Mt Trashmore.

The trail head sign is slightly hidden into the deep and dark woods.  The obscured sign allowed a first attempt that took us through a cow pasture where groovy dog became acquainted with the electric fence and had quite a shocking experience.  We then turned around and found the true trail head about 50 ft behind the car.   After a mere 1 mile of hiking down a nice dirt trail with some old leaves and some nice rocks to climb we reached the summit where our view was obscured by low clouds that wrapped the summit in an eerie light.  The nice breeze kept away all the bugs while we enjoyed the our burgers.  On clear day, we could have seen Mt Kearsarge and Sunapee.  After our burgers and a few Sea Salted kettle made potato chips we headed back down.


Entry filed under: New Hampshire Summits.

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