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NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Open woods on the way up Barber Mountain
Route: Logging roads, bushwhacks
I hopped into the woods not too far from the quasi-four way junction and followed some old logging roads for a bit. I then ascended to the ledges from the west in mostly open woods.
Fantastic views from the open ledges near the highpoint. While I found a plaque, a summit sign, a firepit, and occasional cairns, I found no evidence of any trail or herd path - I even walked the circumference of the summit ledges. There are logging roads on the south and east side that show up in the aerial imagery, however they were grown in with prickers and had no sign of any foot traffic.
Considered going over to Melvin as well, but didn't have enough daylight.
Leaves are mostly down.
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Looking at Cardigan, Orange, and Crane from the Barber Mountain ledges
Early sunset colors from Barber Mountain
Directions to trailhead: From Danbury, take US 4 west, then take a right onto Turnpike Road. Take a right onto Wild Meadow Road. Take a left onto Gifford Hill Road.
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