Mt Kearsarge in central New Hampshire is a relatively civilized mountain. You can drive up by car in season, or snowmobile…
but not this year.
The lack of snowmobile traffic made life more bearable for animals. A moose took the road for a ways.
The upper parking lot is half a mile from the summit. It offers good views and opportunities for sunbathing.
OK, maybe hold off on the sunbathing.
Even though the sky was overcast and there was a snowstorm on the way, there were views to be had.
all the way to Mount Washington.
As popular as Kearsarge is, you can get away from the crowd. With an early start (in the off season) I didn’t see anyone until I was nearly back to the parking lot at the base.
If you want to do some off trail hiking, a couple ridges offer some very pretty birch groves.
I have old photos from trips to both Little and Black, so there may be a future post on them.