Better to climb Mount Tecumseh in winter rather than summer because it’s a long drive for a short hike and winter hiking is far more interesting, imo. The weather was relatively warm (20 degrees to start and 12 degrees at the peak) so I brought Java along for this 5 mile round trip hike. I parked at the Waterville Valley ski area along with the throngs of downhillers – this place is a zoo!
This hike itself is short but a relentless climb and fairly steep in spots. Java was a real trooper though I had to carry her across all stream crossings, and there are several – something she was not willing to do on her own. That was just as well because any water on her paws would freeze.
View of Mount Tecumseh from Parking Lot
About Half Way Up the Trail
Ice Beard on Java