When it comes to views, this mountain comes with a huge reward for your efforts. The trailhead to Mt. Major is only about 25 minutes from our cabin in Alton, NH and because it’s a relatively easy hike with stunning panoramic views of Lake Winnipesaukee, it’s a great place for us to show to visitors. On this March day, however, we met a snow squall on the summit instead of sweeping views. A good friend from our SCA AmeriCorps experience came from Michigan with her bf to visit her old stomping grounds in the White Mountains and spend a couple nights further south at our cabin. With original plans to venture to the Maine coast scratched due to the messy forecast, we decided to take our chances on a local hike instead.
Luckily the clouds and snow held off long enough for us to get to the first opening of trees and snag a view of the lakes region and Ossipee mountain range. By the time we climbed over a few icy rocks and reached the summit, we were covered in a snowy fog. It was still a cool experience to be up in the fog and look down on the frosty forest. The wind and cold kept us from lingering and we made our way down the mountain and back to our cozy cabin.