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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the snowmobile trail on the way to Picket Mountain
Route: Picket Mountain Road, snowmobile trail, (Picket Mountain), snowmobile trail, Picket Mountain Road
After hiking Bond Mountain, I headed a few miles east for nearby Picket Mountain.
I made a false start up a blazed trail, quickly realizing I was going to a nearby unnamed hill. Once back where I started, I walked along Picket Mountain Road, eventually reaching a fork in the road (with a stonewall in the middle of the fork), where I turned left. I followed this well established (and fairly nice looking) snowmobile trail up to the false summit, where excellent views were had to the north (including the Presidentials) and west.
Continuing into a very minor col, I climbed up to the ledgy summit area, where there were views in nearly every direction. With black flies lightly swarming and rain approaching, I didn't linger for too long.
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The start of the roadwalk on Picket Mountain Road
A shrub in bloom on the way up Picket Mountain
Looking southeast from Picket Mountain at Silver Lake
Directions to trailhead: From Route 11 in Newfield, take Bridge Street south. Shortly thereafter, take a right onto Picket Mountain Road. A trail starts near the no-ATV sign. There is no parking on private property.
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