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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.