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Squam Range-2012-11-25

Squam from Mt Livermore
Squam from Mt Livermore
Wind patterns.
Fancy rock wall
Fancy rock wall
20th-century artists reconstructed this 19th-century wall
Overlook from trail
Overlook from trail
Light snow dusting along the trail
Light snow dusting along the trail
Junction after 5.8 miles
Junction after 5.8 miles
Go for Mt Morgan
Squam & Winnipesauke from Mt Morgan
Squam & Winnipesauke from Mt Morgan
Highest point of trip, essentially looking south

Panorama from Mt Livermore
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Panorama


Panoramic view from Overlook on trail south of Mt Livermore
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Panorama Note: constructed with Steve Smith's method in Photoshop: Photoshop>File>Automate>PhotoMerge... Auto, Blend, Vignette Removal, Geometric Distortion Correction.


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I did a one-way trek on the Squam Range from Mt Livermore to Mt Morgan. I started by dropping my pack at the startig point, then driving to the ending point, where I mounted Melanie's old kid's bicycle. Then I rode the 3 miles to the starting point, where I left the bike for pick-up after the hike.

The hike was not a big climb. The temperature was about 28, and the wind was blowing. When I reached the top of Mt Livermore, 1.1 miles in, I got a great panorama over Squam Lake. Then I walked the ridge trail. The overlook commanded another good view, as shown in the movie. The last part of the movie was taken from the other end of the range at its highest point, Mt Morgan, where I ate lunch and enjoyed the captivating view of both Squam and Winnipesaukee. I left the peak at 12:10 and went down the marked trail. I got back to the car at 1:45, an elapsed hiking time of 5 hours---indicating that the terrain was pretty nice. Temperature reached 34 at the end of the hike, and the wind was less below the ridge. A gorgeous day.

Summary: 9.18 miles, Squam Range from Mt Livermore to Mt Percival.

--Fred (aka tarpman)