Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Gordon's Hill - Salem NH

STATE: New Hampshire
TOWN: Salem
DESTINATION: Gordon's Hill
ELEVATION: 366 feet
SUMMIT COORDINATES: N42 49.909', W71 14.322'
TRAIL: bushwhack
DISTANCE: 400 feet
ELEVATION GAIN: 110 feet
HIKING TIME: 15 minutes
SEASON: Summer
DATE: August 5, 2013
WEATHER: Sunny, Clear, 75 degrees

PARKING: Parking can be found on route 111 at the north end of a granite cliff face.

USGS QUAD: Salem Depot

MAP: (Gordon's Hill)


DESCRIPTION: From parking on route 111 ascend the rocky drainage culvert to the north end of the cliff face.  terrain is steep with loose footing.  Once reaching the top of the drainage cross the chicken wire fence and continue through open woods to the summit. There are no official markings are the summit and there are no views. I did find a geocache ammo box very close to the summit.

TRAIL DISTANCES:

HIKING DISTANCES
DESTINATION
DISTANCE TOTAL DIST.
Parking - summit 400 Ft. 400 Ft. 

HIKING TIMES:

HIKING TIMES
DESTINATION
TIME TOTAL TIME
Parking - summit 8 minutes 8 minutes

NOTES / COMMENTS:

Gordon's Hill is the highest point in the town of Salem. I would not recommend my route as parking on the busy stretch of 111 is a concern, the incline is steep and footing is not secure as well as a waist high chicken wire fence needs to be navigated. I would recommend parking on Aladdin Road and taking a longer and more gradual approach over snowmobile trails.

The Gordon's Hill Summit

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