SRKG Trails

This morning I drove down to Wilmot to meet up with my cousin Ben and his wife for a 12+ mile trail run through the Sunapee area. He's been checking off trails from SRK Greenway for the past few weeks and invited me to come join him for trails 1 & 2. 

The SRK Greenway is a 75-mile loop of hiking trails in central New Hampshire. The Greenway Trail System circles the Lake Sunapee area and connects Sunapee, Ragged, and Kearsarge Mountains. 

We ditched my truck at the Sunapee Town Office and then headed to Newbury Harbor, the southernmost point of Lake Sunapee. The hike starts with the ascent up the backside of Sunapee Ski Area offering views of Lake Sunapee and Lake Solitude along the way. The trail then wraps around the summit and heads back down in to Old Province Road where you have to pound the pavement for 2.6 miles before you link back up on snow mobile trails and singletrack. This section wasn't well maintained and probably gets next to no foot traffic. 

We popped back out to my truck around 1PM making for a great trail run and perfect time to try out Marzelli's Deli for lunch. We then headed over to Hilary's parent's house to pick up a Kayak they won in a raffle and didn't need and jam that into my truck. I dropped Ben off and headed home, sleepy and satisfied.

Hills & Hops Trail Run

The Hills & Hops 5K was on my radar last year. Unknowingly I thought the times were slow for a 5K without doing much research. Low and behold, after sleuthing on Strava for a course profile, there were plenty of hills (4 distinct climbs) with over 600' of elevation. Add to that poor footing in places plus all the "hops" (waterbars) and it is a very challenging course. 

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