Fire Tower | Apr19 |
Belknap Mountain, NH, USA
Belknap Mountain is a mountain located in Belknap County, New Hampshire, south of Lake Winnipesaukee. Like the county, the mountain and the associated Belknap Mountains are named after Jeremy Belknap (1744–1798), a renowned preacher, historian, and author of The History of New Hampshire.
The peak of Belknap Mtn. is the highest point in the county. Although of only modest elevation, the isolation of the Belknap Mountains gives Belknap Mtn. 1,850 ft (560 m) of relative height above the low ground separating it from the White Mountains, making it one of the fifty most topographically prominent peaks in New England. Belknap Mtn. is flanked to the northwest by Gunstock Mountain, the site of the Gunstock Mountain Resort ski area. The summit of Belknap Mountain features an active fire tower.