New Hampshire's First State Park a hike to W1/HA-041 and W1/HA-203

After a long winter on crampons and snowshoes it was a pleasure to hike a well maintained snow free trail.

I started my hike at the Wapack trailhead lot on Mountain Road in the town of Peterborough and hiked south over North Pack Monadnock. I then continued south until reaching Pack Monadnock’s summit. I logged about 7 miles round trip.

Although there are easier ways to get to Pack Monadnock’s summit, I suggest you give this a try. The Wapack trail is without a doubt one of the best maintained trails I have ever hiked. The Wapack NWR was established in 1972 and is the oldest National Wildlife Refuge in the state of New Hampshire. Additionally, Miller State Park at the summit of Pack Monadnock was established in 1891 and is the oldest State Park in the state.

Both Pack Monadnock and North Pack Monadnock are great SOTA summits. Easy access with many places to setup make them an ideal radio destination.

Pack as in Pack Monadnock is an Abenaki word for small or little.



Lots of Tables to Set Up