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Blueberry Picking on Pitcher Mountain

07/20/2012

Blueberry picking sign and cash box at Pitcher Mountain

We had started a tradition years ago when we first moved to New Hampshire. We found a great little mountain to climb that offered a gorgeous panoramic view and it was loaded with blueberry bushes.

We’d head up to Pitcher Mountain in Stoddard in July and each of the kids would help me fill our little buckets full of blueberries.
This year my son was not too thrilled with the idea. It’s boring. He’s 14 now. But he was hanging around the house without anything to do and I convinced him to go just for the hike. He whined and moaned and couldn’t wait to leave, but I managed to get him to help me pick at least a few berries.

I asked him which trail he wanted to take back down and he said “the fastest one”.

Then I put my dollar into the box when we got to the parking area at the bottom, and he said that I was probably the only person who put any money in. He said it like I was such a moron. Teenagers.

Pitcher Mountain is quite a drive for us now that we have moved, but it’s still one of my favorite places to hike. We had a great time! 😉

The view in the photo below is one of the best from the top. It was clear enough to see Mount Monadnock.

View from top of Pitcher Mountain

View of Mount Monadnock from the summit of Pitcher Mountain.

mountaintop view

Looking northwest from the summit.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. 07/20/2012 7:21 am

    Beautiful view! It that a clearing or a shallow moss-covered lake amid the the trees? If it weren’t for the color, I’d swear it must be a lake.

    • 07/20/2012 8:34 am

      It’s a field and not a lake. It is a great view from the top of Pitcher, for such an easy hike.

  2. 06/10/2016 8:25 am

    Ben going to Pitcher Mountain since 1966-67 when my grandparents bought a cottage on Highland Lake. Was just there 6/3/16 and its still awesome !!

  3. 06/10/2016 8:26 am

    Been going to Pitcher Mountain since 1966-67 when my grandparents bought a cottage on Highland Lake. Was just there 6/3/16 and its still awesome !!

    • 06/10/2016 10:46 am

      That is the nice thing about NH – the awesome places remain awesome!

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