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Seeing the Sights on a Shoestring-Climb Monadnock!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hiking is a great activity for a family, a couple or to do alone. If hiking alone, I would recommend staying on a main trail that starts at the State Park Headquarters. Either the White Dot or the White Cross Trails are full of people. There is a $4/pp fee when entering the park at the Headquarters and at the Toll Rd. Other areas do not have a State Park Ranger taking the money.

My favorite trail is the Marlborough Trail. It is the shortest and steepest. Most days, it is a relatively quiet trail. You can learn more about all of the trails at:
The busiest time of the year to climb Monadnock is the fall. The views are spectacular! You can expect to see as many as 500 people on the summit at a time on Columbus Day Weekend.

According to Craig Brandon, Mount Monadnock in southwest New Hampshire is the most climbed mountain in North America and the second most climbed mountain in the world. More than 60 poems have been written about it, dozens of paintings of it are in museums around the world and 100,000 people hike it every year. It's a special and unique place and this site is dedicated to those who climb it, write about it, paint it or just love it.

I love Monadnock. It is a mountain that gives great views, a good climb and an new adventure every time I visit.
Photos by Jeffrey Newcomer www.nephotographyguild.c

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIVELYGIRL2 7/1/2013 12:51PM

  That is incredible! So a super activity for you and your family! emoticon

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DIXIEMCCALL 7/1/2013 6:28AM

    Beautiful! I'm headed back to New England to visit family and attend a wedding in NH in August. I can't wait!

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ANDYLIN90 6/30/2013 12:34AM

    Wow, congratulations on your 104th hike on this mountain!

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MJ7DM33 6/29/2013 10:57PM

  Great pics! Thx for sharing!

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MAGGIEVAN 6/29/2013 10:36PM

    Hanks for sharing. The photos on the last link are great!

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68ANNE 6/29/2013 9:43PM


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LINDAKAY228 6/29/2013 3:27PM

    Looks so beautiful! I don't know when, but it's on my bucket list. Fall is my very favorite time to hike because there are often more colors and the temps not as hot as summer, in my area too. Would love to visit your area some October!

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NASFKAB 6/29/2013 1:53PM

  lovely thanks

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DEBBYFROMMT 6/29/2013 11:54AM

    Ok, Mount Monadnock is officially on my bucket list.

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MICKEYH 6/29/2013 10:29AM

    Great advice!! emoticon

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GRAMMYEAC 6/29/2013 8:46AM

    Guess we'll have to take a day trip south sometime and make the Monadnock hike. We usually do the Cardigan hike with the grandkids at least once a summer.

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NUTRON3 6/29/2013 8:42AM

    I love hiking

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NANNABLACK 6/29/2013 8:15AM


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MSLZZY 6/29/2013 7:14AM


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WILSONWR 6/29/2013 7:04AM

    I'll have to come up there sometime and hike there! Sounds great.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/29/2013 6:59AM

    HUGS and smiles. Beautiful picture!

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SANDRALEET 6/29/2013 6:54AM

    Have fun emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 6/29/2013 6:48AM

    Beautiful. 104th time? That is incredible!



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GHOSTFLAMES 6/29/2013 6:18AM


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JSTETSER 6/29/2013 6:16AM

    Tomorrow I hike Monadnock for the 104th hike!

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