Loon Mountain

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Loon Mountain
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View from the North Peak
Elevation 3,065 ft (934 m)[1]
Prominence 200 ft (61 m)
Location
Loon Mountain is located in New Hampshire
Loon Mountain
Loon Mountain
Lincoln / Livermore, New Hampshire, U.S.
Range White Mountains
Coordinates 44°02′09″N 71°37′17″W / 44.03597°N 71.62144°W / 44.03597; -71.62144Coordinates: 44°02′09″N 71°37′17″W / 44.03597°N 71.62144°W / 44.03597; -71.62144[2]
Topo map USGS Mount Osceola and Lincoln quadrangles
Climbing
Easiest route chairlift

Loon Mountain is a mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. It is in the White Mountain National Forest.

The 3,065-foot (934 m) mountain is known for Loon Mountain Ski Resort, which, like most New England mountain resorts, has expanded into an all-season recreation area.

Geography[edit]

There are two summits to Loon Mountain: the North Peak at 3,065 feet (934 m), and the South Peak at 2,807 feet (856 m) above sea level. Between the two peaks and slightly to the north, at an elevation of 2,418 feet (737 m), is Loon Pond.

Loon Mountain is at the western end of Scar Ridge, which runs southeast to Mount Osceola and has numerous summits, the highest of which is 3,774 feet (1,150 m) above sea level. To the southwest of Loon Mountain is 2,424-foot (739 m) Russell Mountain.

The north side of Loon Mountain drains via Boyle Brook and Loon Pond Brook to the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River. To the west of the South Peak, Horner Brook drains directly to the Pemigewasset River. The southern slopes of Loon Mountain drain via Talford Brook to Eastman Brook and then into the Pemigewasset, which flows south to the Merrimack River and ultimately the Gulf of Maine.

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