Rattlesnake mountain new hampshire
Nh alive! rattlesnake mt hike – holderness, nh
In Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, West Rattlesnake Mountain is a fast out and back hike. The hike up the small mountain is mainly on dirt trails, and the summit provides stunning views of Squam Lake. The West Rattlesnake trail is ideal for hikers of all levels and is family friendly.
Parking: There is a small parking lot at West Rattlesnake Mountain that can hold about 10-20 vehicles. I’m not sure if this hike is particularly popular, but I think the parking lot fills up quickly on weekends due to the hike’s popularity.
Make it a Circle: Although the hike up West Rattlesnake Mountain is an out-and-back, you can see my photo of the area’s hiking trails here. If you want to extend your walk, head across the street to the Mt Morgan trailhead for more hiking options.
Bugs can absolutely ruin a hike, as they can on several hikes in New Hampshire. If you’re going to do this hike in the spring or summer, make sure you’re well prepared. The stunning views on such a short hike are the hike’s second highlight. I’m used to trudging through miles of trail to get these stunning views, but West Rattlesnake Mountain offers a panoramic view of Squam Lake after just 20-30 minutes of hiking.
View of nh’s squam lake from west rattlesnake mtn
Over the winter, the stairs accumulate water and turn into mini ice rinks, so be careful. Depending on the day, I suggest spikes just to be safe, but they are not needed on the way up. It is a little sketchy on the way down without them, but it is doable. However, the climb from peak to peak is steep and needs spikes; I did it without them and had to rely on the deep snow to keep from dying.
We did a sunrise hike as well and found East Peak to have the best sunrise views, as West Peak is perfect for it as well, but both are great choices for overall panoramic views of the lake. Parking is also simple on either side of the road for any car.
Mountain bike follies on the dump run!
by David Brooks on February 27, 2016 | Natural Sciences, Science-Technology, Science-Technology | 8 comments
Brothers catch rattlesnake in hooksett neighborhood
The timber rattlesnake, which was common in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states when Europeans first arrived on the continent, is depicted on this flag from colonial America.
As you might have heard, Massachusetts is freaking out about plans to place 150 rattlesnakes on an island in the center of the state’s largest reservoir, but we already have a Rattlesnake Island on Lake Winnipesaukee here in New Hampshire.
The timber rattler is New Hampshire’s only native rattlesnake, a shy species listed as “critically endangered” by New Hampshire Fish and Game. Just a single den with a population of three or four dozen snakes is known to exist in the state, according to state biologists.
“We do surveys at historic sites and keep searching for other possible sites, and we still hold out hope that one day we’ll find another population… but it seems less likely as the years pass,” said Mike Marchand, a Fish and Game wildlife biologist who has hunted around pretty much every location with the word “rattlesnake” in its name.
Rattlesnake mountain – rumney, nh. in 4k
Rattlesnake is a classic rock climbing mountain located in the White Mountains’ western portion. Rattlesnake is fast becoming one of the most well-known rock climbing areas in New Hampshire, with hundreds of different rock climbing routes and many different cliff elevations. The Predator, a 5.13 overhang, is ranked the highest of the roads. There are several other choices, but because of the sharp rock in the area, the route should be chosen carefully (thanks to Natreb for information). On nice weekends, rock climbing can get crowded, so don’t be surprised if you see a lot of other people there. Rattlesnake, however, is not only a rock climbing destination, but also a hiking destination. Despite its short height, Rattlesnake’s summit offers stunning near-360-degree views. Mt. Cardigan and Tenney Mountain are to the north, while Carr Mountain, Mt. Kineo, and Stinson Mountain are to the south. The hiking trail, which becomes a loop trail as it approaches the summit, is just 2.5 miles long but well worth it for the views.