Mt. Tecumseh Trail, My peak #48 of 48 of NH 4000'ers
Fred Knight, Steve Bussolari, Jerry Rubin
2012 May 6
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mapMy final peak of the 48 New Hampshire 4000'ers was a short hike (6.2 miles) to Mt. Tecumseh. The three of us met at the northern trail head for Mt Tecumseh Trail off Tripoli Road. Temperatures in the 50s. Hike up along mostly dry trail took 1:45. View south toward Tripyramids from the top and a pleasant place for a rest. Saw WindRiverJohn and Pepper at the trail head, but they scurried off in front of us. Met the keepers of NewEnglandTrailConditions.com at the top and many other hikers coming up on our way down. I brought smoked salmon, cheese, and biscotti to celebrate. We stayed at the summit for 40 minutes. See Steve's trail report.

Summary: 6.2 miles, 2400' rise, 4:06, Mt Tecumseh #48.

Next up: 2-day from Beaver Brook to Lafayette Campground, Pemi Loop

--Fred (aka tarpman)
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Starting out from Trailhead
Starting out from Trailhead
Starting out at 0830 from Tripoli
Steve in his usual pose
Steve in his usual pose
Trail was fairly gradual
Atop #48, Tecumseh
Atop #48, Tecumseh
3.1 miles to the top
Atop #48, Tecumseh
Atop #48, Tecumseh
The short hike finishes my 48 4000'ers.
Returning along Mt Tecumseh Trail
Returning along Mt Tecumseh Trail
Still few trees with leaves.
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
Going back too k as long as going up.
Red Trilium
Red Trillium
Dotting the forest.
Red Trilium closeup
Red Trillium closeup
Mostly single, isolated plants.
Roundleaf yellow violet
Trout lily (not Roundleaf yellow violet)
Many groups of these along the trail.