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 Belknap Mountain Crash Site 
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 Belknap Mountain Crash Site
Does anyone know the location of this crash site off the trail on Belknap mountain? I was reading about this on another forum and hike Belknap mountain today, but couldn't find the crash site. I didn't look very hard for it, since there was still snow on most of the summit. Anyone have any pictures of this?

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Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:05 pm
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I haven't been there personally, but I believe the path to it is off the blue trail, just north of the summit and currently marked with a sizable cairn.


Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:17 pm
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Would it be the stack of stones that said "SOMA" on them? It just seemed there wasn't a good path down the ledge to any place.

If anyone has wandered that way is it worth it?

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I haven't been to that one either. I always forget it's there when I'm on Belknap. :? But here's a good video of it from one of the Hike-NH regulars and you can decide if it's worth it. Maybe they'll chime in with more info.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=xGizU47vlPo

If you like that one there's a similar one just below the summit of Mt. Abraham in Vermont. Personally I wouldn't make a special trip for either of them, but the one on Mt. Success...


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Thanks for posting the link to the video. I wasn't looking to make a special trip for it, but the blue trail is the trail connecting Belknap and Gunstock, which is traveled often. I just thought, since I read it was only 1/10 of a mile of the trail it would be a nice detour to at least try and see what it looks like.

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The herd path to it is north on the ridge trail that heads towards the saddle between belknap and gunstack. About 30 to 50 yards from the tower. It was marked by hunters tape when I found it. I dipped down the eastern side of belknap a few times heading up from gunstock with no luck. Heading north from the tower it became really obvious. The path comes and goes but its fairly easy to follow. Watching wermudfuns video gave me clues as to the landscape. Its steep and slippery. Probably a pain to find if its still snow capped


Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:35 pm
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Is it close to the look out from the Belknap tower towards Gunstock mountain?

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Very close. From the herd path start you can see the tower through naked trees of I remember correctly.


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