Peaking for Senior Year!
This past weekend, I participated in one of the more "basic" Dartmouth traditions by hiking to the top of Gile mountain. My parents were visiting from California, so I wanted to show them the best view of the fall foliage in the Upper Valley!
Gile is only a 20 minute drive away from campus and is about 1.4 miles, which makes it the perfect hike for busy Dartmouth students. It's only about 400ft of elevation, so the actual hike itself isn't terribly steep or strenuous.
From the top of the fire tower, you see a vast expanse of mountains, several of which are hallmarks of the Upper Valley for Dartmouth students. You can see Mount Moosilauke, which is home to Dartmouth's First Year Trips program, in addition to the White Mountains, Mount Ascutney, and Mount Cardigan.
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