When you’re moving its warmer so wearing a light layer such as a fleece vest over a polypro shirt is more than toasty!
The grade on this trail was easy, gradual, and follows a snowmobile road a short distance.
It was a beautiful day, sunny and coolish in the 40’s.
The higher we climbed, the more snow we ran into; as much as six inches in some places.
This trail is definitely on a slope and at times, it was pretty narrow, maybe 2-3 feet wide at most.
The trees higher up had snow on them.
We ascended using the 1.8 mile Mt. Stinson Trail to Mt. Stinson (2,900’).
We reached the summit after about 1.25 hours.
This peak has a rocky and open summit.
There were southerly views including some amazing views of Squam Lake and Mt. Cardigan!
Found this a nice way down as we didn’t have the rocky and icy sections we encountered on the way up.
It’s a rather large area that clearly can accommodate a few people.
After crossing the snowmobile road at the halfway point the trail became very rocky with lots of ice patches!
To make it interesting, we descended using the snowmobile road until it hooked up back with the trail.