One of my favorite days to hike is Columbus Day! I get the day off from work and school and it’s a day to go outside and play because it’s my favorite time of the year–FALL! Because I ran a half marathon on Sunday, I didn’t want to do a very strenuous hike, so I picked Hurricane Mountain in Keene, a ~6 mi hike RT.
We started at the trail on 9N in Keene, the shortest of the two trails to Hurricane. The trail had been re-routed and was a bit longer than the 2.6 miles, I think it was more like 3. The trail was nice! There were fresh wood planks over the bogs, and the trail was mostly dirt, which felt nice on my feet!
The first lookout point on the trail gave us a nice view of the foliage. I was impressed that there were still leaves on the trees up here! Gorgeous.
The second lookout point was a great view. We could see the tiny firetower on top of the mountain–that’s where we were headed! We stopped for a snack and then continued on. It looked much further than it was.
The rocky summit offered a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains. Amazing. One of my favorite hikes to date!
We spent some time enjoying the views. It got a bit chilly on top! Then we headed back down, it was a quick descent.
~6.0 mi RT from Route 9N Parking Lot, Keene