Go North 9er Challenge
It wasn’t until about June that I found out about the Go North 9er challenge. I was shocked that I didn’t know about this already. It started in May of this year and challenges hikers to summit 9 peaks between Vermont and New Hampshire. I had already done many of them, but didn’t count as the challenge started May 2020. So I’ve set out to redo the ones I've done and conquer the ones I haven’t.
Start out by visiting the Go North 9er Challenge website and register for the challenge. At the end of the challenge you receive a certificate, sticker and patch so everyone will know you had it in you to complete all 9 peaks. Your name will also be added to the Go North 9er member roster. Start your adventure by clicking here. Don't forget to take a selfie at each summit :)
The 9 Peaks:
North & South Percy - North Stratford N.H.
Distance: 5.5 miles out and back. Both peaks combined.
Sugarloaf Mountain - North Stratford N.H.
Distance: 5.3 miles
Monadnock Mountain - Canaan, VT
Distance: 5.6 miles
Middle Mountain - Alternate Hike - West Stewartstown, VT
Distance: 7.4 miles
Mount Magalloway - Pittsburg, N.H.
Distance: 2.2 miles
Rating: Easy - Moderate
Brousseau Mountain - Averill, VT
Distance: 3.8 miles (parked 1 mile from trailhead)
Averill Mountain - Averill, VT
Distance: 1.4 miles
Gore Mountain - West Stewartstown, VT
Distance: 8.1 miles
Table Rock - Colebrook, N.H.
Distance: 1.7 miles
"Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up." - Tyler Knott