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NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Bald Knob Trail
Route: Shannon Brook Trail, Bald Knob Cutoff, Bald Knob Trail, (Bald Knob), Bald Knob Trail, bushwhack, Bald Knob Trail, Bald Knob Cutoff, Shannon Brook Trail
With mediocre at best weather, I opted to stay local and do something that would be snow free.
As compared to late April a year earlier, spring had advanced much more dramatically - there was no snow or ice to be seen anywhere at this elevation. In addition, the trail was fairly dry.
After reaching the summit, I opted to unsuccessfully look for a rare wildflower. I dropped down the other side of the Bald Knob Trail, then climbed up the western rock face, before returning to the Shannon Brook Trail.
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Shannon Brook Trail trailhead
The Belknaps as seen from Bald Knob
Trailing Arbutus along the Bald Knob Cutoff
The heading up the west face of 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, there will be a hiker parking lot on the right side of the road. Trailhead is directly across from it.
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