Mt. Agamenticus LbNA # 23581
|Owner||The Gray Squirrels|
|Placed Date||Jul 8 2006|
Maintenance just done on 5-16-10. Both boxes are alive and well!!
As one of the highest points on the Seacoast, Mt Agamenticus is a wonderful spot to visit for a fantastic view of the surrounding area. On a clear day, both Mt. Washington and the ocean can be seen. Besides the views, there are great trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding. There's also many unique plants, trees and wildlife that can be found. In short, it's a great place to enjoy the outdoors.
Whether you're interested in a long hike or a short venture, you can pursue either...these instruction start at the summit of Mt A, so either drive to the top or park at the bottom and follow one of the trails to the top of the mountain. Either way, if you're visting in the summertime, be sure to have bugspray!
Once you get to the top of the mountain, learn about the history of the fire towers and find the compass that's conveniently located beneath your feet. From this reference, head due East across the meadow to a trailhead lined with granite stones. (** As you cross the meadow, check out the viewing tower of the NH & ME mountains, which has been built around an old Ski-lift pillar **) Follow the trail downhill to the first intersection, turn Right and cross over a boardwalk. Notice the retention pond on the right and find the next trail blaze. At the next trail blaze, look for a large boulder on the right. Walk to the rock and notice a large crevass that holds your reward. (while letterboxing is fairly popular, we don't feel this short venture off the beaten path is jeopardizing the erosion concerns. If a beaten path develops, we will relocate the box...). Once you've found this first box, you'll be ready for the second part of your clue.....