• M. J. Wild

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.


Rating: Hard

View of South Percy Peak from North Percu
North Percy


View of North Percy Peak from South Percy
South Percy


Sugarloaf Mountain - North Stratford N.H.


Distance: 5.3 miles


Rating: Hard



A hard climb but spectacular view
Sugarloaf Mountain


Monadnock Mountain - Canaan, VT


Distance: 5.6 miles


Rating: Moderate



Old chimney still stands from a old ranger station
Monadnock Mountain


Middle Mountain - Alternate Hike - West Stewartstown, VT


Distance: 7.4 miles


Rating: Moderate



The amazing view of Middle Mountain ( Just kidding there is not a view)
Middle Mountain Summit




Mount Magalloway - Pittsburg, N.H.


Distance: 2.2 miles


Rating: Easy - Moderate



Beautiful view from Mt. Magalloway
Mount Magalloway


Brousseau Mountain - Averill, VT


Distance: 3.8 miles (parked 1 mile from trailhead)


Rating: Easy-Moderate



View of Lake Averill
Brousseau Mountain


Averill Mountain - Averill, VT


Distance: 1.4 miles


Rating: Easy



View of Averill Lake from Mount Averill
Averill Mountain


Gore Mountain - West Stewartstown, VT


Distance: 8.1 miles


Rating: Moderate



Pretty section of the forest on Gore Mountain Trail
Gore Mountain Trail




Table Rock - Colebrook, N.H.


Distance: 1.7 miles


Rating: Easy



Awesome view from Table Rock
Table Rock


"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



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