Cossingham Loop: Views of the White Mountains

  • Meeting date and time: Saturday at 9 am, September 26, 2020.
  • Meeting location: Marion Cross School parking lot near school-bus assembly point, where everyone will receive a briefing on social distancing and carpooling. Maximum participants: 10, plus two leaders
  • Trailhead location: Cossingham Trails parking
  • Reward: Views of New Hampshire mountains near and far, including Cardigan, Moose, Holts, Smarts, Cube, and Moosilauke. Fun switchbacks on the Appalachian Trail dip past crossing streams. Pass through a variety of woodlands. Lunch at Happy Hill Shelter. Find cellar holes and stone walls on the return route.
  • Length: 4.1 mile-loop with 580 feet of uphill
  • Difficulty: Moderate with ups and downs. Suitable for healthy adults and children.
  • Web linkshttps://norwichtrails.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/overview-map-of-norwich-trails.png (look at Cossingham Trail-Appalachian Trail-Dothan Brook loop at bottom).
  • Directions to trailhead from Dan & Whit’s: Follow Beaver Meadow Road (left past the Norwich Inn) 0.4 miles to Bragg Hill Road. Turn left and follow Bragg Hill Road 1.3 miles to Cossingham Road on left. Park at kiosk
  • Prizes: A small prize will go to the youngest attendee of the Marion Cross School and to the oldest Social Security recipient.
  • Sign up: To register, email norwichtrailsignup@gmail.com. Put “Cossingham hike” in header of your email and state the number of participants in your party. Hikes are limited to a maximum of ten participants in total, plus leaders.
Cossingham Loop starts at parking on Cossingham Road. Parking is limited. Park efficiently. Be considerate when passing residences.
The numbers in circles are hiking distance from the start in miles.
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