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Majestic Mt. Percival Guided Hike – Meet at Mt. Morgan Trailhead, Holderness NH
March 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 @ 10:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 @ 3:00pm
Location: Meet at the Mt Morgan Trailhead off of Route 113 across from the popular Rattlesnake trailhead parking lot. Click here for a google map.
Mt Morgan and Mt Percival are on the private property of Webster Land Co. who generously allows public access along the trails maintained by the SLA.
Registration: Space is limited to 10 people. Registration required. To register for this program go to www.squamlakes.org
This Week’s Program:
Winter hiking can be difficult: the terrain is different, the cold comes with added stressors, and there are less people out on the trails. Build your confidence by joining LRCC members for a ~5 mile round-trip hike to the summits of Mt. Percival (elevation: 2,212 ft) and Mt. Morgan (elevation: 2,220 ft)! We’ll warm up slowly along the Morse Trail where we’ll cross a brook then begin our ascent using the Mt. Percival Trail. Depending on conditions we might crawl through the boulder caves to the top where we’ll enjoy our packed lunches and snacks soaking up the view from Mt. Percival. We’ll hike along the Crawford-Ridgepole Trail to the summit of Mt. Morgan, where we’ll get even better views of Squam. For our descent we may take the rock ladders if conditions allow and make our way down the Mt. Morgan Trail back to the trailhead.
More details about this hike can be found on AllTrails.com: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-morgan-and-mount-percival-trail
What to Bring: Please bring a packed lunch/snacks, plenty of water, and weather appropriate clothing and hiking gear, including extra layers, rain gear, and extra socks/gloves/hats, and microspikes. If you don’t have any on hand, microspikes can be borrowed (in adult sizes) from the SLA by request.
Make sure you’re prepared for winter hiking by referencing SLA’s guide on what to wear and checking out SLA ‘s gear library.
Audience: This hike is considered by many to be challenging. You must be comfortable with heights and rock scrambling. Hikers should be experienced and capable of hiking 1.5 miles per hour on steep terrain, have good balance, and be steady on their feet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This Week’s LRCC Guide:
Hello! My name is Alexa and I am a member of the Lakes Region Conservation Corps serving a full-term with the Squam Lakes Association. I grew up in Clearwater, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Environmental Engineering. In my free time, you can find me hiking or backpacking! I am so excited to be calling the Squam Lakes region home for the next year and I can’t wait to explore this part of the watershed with you on this hike.
SLA’s Adventure Ecology Trips:
Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who perform important conservation work in support of the Association’s mission.