Mt. Tecumseh Trail, Mount Tecumseh, White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire

My friend April and I hiked our fourth 4000 footer in New Hampshire this past Saturday. The weather was incredible and we had some great friends and family join us on this adventure. We hiked the Mount Tecumseh Trail located at the Waterville Valley Resort to the summit of Mount Tecumseh. It was beautiful and for a short video of the view, click hereMount Tecumseh is a 4,003 foot mountain located in the Sandwich Range in the White Mountain National Forest. The hike was 5 miles round trip and consisted of some beautifully maintained rock stairs along the way. Due to recent snowfall that had mostly melted, it made for slick conditions on the trail but nothing Microspikes couldn’t handle. We took our time on the way up observing the views and soaking up the beauty and tranquility of the forest. We finished the hike just as it turned dark but always bring our head lamps just in case that happens. We got to see some alpenglow on the mountain ranges on the way down which was interesting because I just recently learned about that at a ski trip to Bretton Woods Resort, also located in the White Mountain National Forest. It was a great hike and a great day to hike given the unusually warm temperatures in December in the mountains.

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We hiked the Mt. Tecumseh Trail at the Waterville Valley Resort to the summit of Mount Tecumseh (4,003 feet).

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The weather on this December day was incredible. It was a great day to get outside and hike.

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One of the view points on the hiking trail looking down one of the ski trails at the Waterville Valley Resort.

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The Mt. Tecumseh Trail had extensive rock stairs. It was well maintained and Microspikes helped with the slick spots.

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As we neared the summit, the sunshine came back. It felt good to be outside in the warm weather and sun. 

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This part of the forest was really neat. We loved how we felt cradled by the woods as we hiked to the summit.

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A panoramic shot from the summit of Mount Tecumseh in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire.

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We had a great day hiking in the White Mountain National Forest. We all agree that it is good for us mentally and physically.

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On the descent from the summit of Mount Tecumseh, we witnessed some alpenglow on the mountain range.

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In the event we don’t make it off the mountain before sunset, we always bring head lamps to assist. Being prepared for hikes is key to preventing injuries.


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