Updated: Jan 6, 2021
Join us Sunday, December 27th at parking lot 12:30 pm sharp. Foss Mountain (1657 feet) in Eaton. We will park in the winter parking lot on Foss Mountain Road and walk up the road to the unplowed road and continue up to the short Foss Mountain Trail. The bare summit has a 360-degree view.
To get there from Tamworth, take 113 to Madison, bear right on East Madison Road and continue to Route 153 and bear left to Eaton. By Eaton Beach bear right on Brownfield Road and in 1.6 miles turn right on Bull Pasture Road. At a T turn right on dirt Steward Road. Continuing, the road bears left on Foss Mountain Road. Pull into the winter parking lot on right 0.7 miles from Bull Pasture Road.
As well as warm layers that can be put on and taken off, bring both snowshoes and foot traction. We will determine if snowshoes are needed when starting.
You must have foot traction, either in the form of good traction devices or snowshoes with traction on underside.
Photo - glacial erratic boulder on Foss Mountain by Ed Parsons
MEET WHEN: 12/27/2020, Sunday, 12:30pm
MEET WHERE: Foss Mountain Road *See directions above, or Call Ed
HIKE LEADERS: Ed Parsons and John Watkins
HIKE DIFFICULTY: MODERATE
For more information call Ed Parsons at 603-960-0363. This hike is sponsored by the Tamworth Community Nurse Association.
On Sunday, December 27, eleven of us climbed Foss Mountain Eaton. We parked in the winter hiker parking lot down on Foss Mountain Road and started up. At Marnie Cobb's house we paused to talk about Hellen Keller who visited the house a few times in the mid 20th century with her teacher. Then we continued up the old road, donning microspikes for icy sections. Finally we took the trail to the bare summit ledges. When we left the parking lot it was still cloudy, and just below the summit the sun came out and we were treated to a fine sunny summit with extensive views in all directions. Co-leader John Watkins had not been to the summit of Foss Mountain for nearly 50 years. He and his wife Mary met in the valley below, both working at camps on Crystal Lake.