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Moultonborough, NH, Tuftonboro, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Bald Knob Trail
Route: Bald Knob Trail
With some clouds in the sky, it looked like a nice day for a Bald Knob sunset hike. The side of Route 171 was plowed a bit, allowing for some parking.
After dealing with multiple feet of snow in the Whites for a few weeks, it was surprising to see such small amounts of snow on the Bald Knob Trail - much of it was covered with 1-3". Thus, we donned Microspikes for the hike.
The views from the windy summit were quite good - though the Whites were in the clouds, everything else was visible - even Mt. Monadnock was easily seen. Awhile later, it was a nice sunset - unfortunately, the wind made taking steady photos a bit challenging.
The descent went smoothly without headlamps - the night skiing lights for Gunstock, Pat's Peak, and Crotched Mountain were all easily seen.
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Bald Knob Trail trailhead
Looking at Lake Winnipesaukee from Bald Knob
Sunset colors as seen from Bald Knob
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 109 South from Route 25. Bear left onto Route 171. Shortly after the main Castle in the Clouds entrance, you will arrive at the Moultonboro/Tuftonboro border. The trailhead is next to the Welcome to Moultonboro sign.
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