Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursday Things: Summit Cheeseburger! (North Doublehead)

(Most of this entry was copied from my Summit Cheeseburger post.)

We've wanted to do a Summit Cheeseburger hike for some time now, but it's difficult to find a peak that's a) close to a place that sells cheeseburgers and b) has a trail that's relatively short (we wanted to eat our burgers while they were still hot!). We finally decided on North Doublehead in Jackson, NH. We were at the trailhead fifteen minutes after purchasing our cheeseburgers at the McDonalds in North Conway.

We took the Doublehead Ski Trail to Old Path.

Old Path was 0.6 miles of STEEP! The pictures don't do the grade justice.

Once at the intersection with New Path, we turned left and were soon at the cabin.

Summit!  Cheeseburgers!

View from the nearby ledge...

After a bit of lounging, we headed down the Ski Trail.

This was much easier than Old Path and a lot kinder on the knees.

This was a nice 3.3 mile walk in the woods, and the cheeseburgers were a nice summit treat.  We might have to do this kind of thing again...I notice a lot of NH mountains have yet to be claimed for Summit Cheeseburger...


Marcy said...

Congrats on the summit cheeseburger! I want to do one too. I figured I would have to settle for it cold.

By the way, I just started reading Up. I loved the beginning--oh my goodness, how frightening!

Patricia Ellis Herr, Alexandra Herr, and Sage Herr said...

Marcy -- thanks for buying UP! I'm glad you're enjoying it. Regarding the thunderstorm incident -- I hope to never go through anything like that again. To this day, thunderstorms make me whimper.

You don't have to eat your burger cold if you pick a small summit. :) Or, pick a touristy one that has a refreshment stand on the top.