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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 UNH Trail after the downpour
Route: UNH Trail
With nicer weather moving in after on and off rain, I headed up to the Kanc for a quick afternoon hike.
Starting at the trailhead, I had sunny skies overhead and some nice early fall foliage colours. After jogging up to the Allen's Ledge spur junction, I switched over to a walking pace for the balance of the ascent as it steepened and became a bit rougher. Nearing the summit, I could see dark clouds to the west.
Sure enough, as I reached the summit, it started to downpour. Though I was carrying a light pack, I did fortunately bring a rain jacket - once on, I waited out the brief, five minute downpour. With views re-emerging, I turned around and headed back down the western branch of the loop (I find the lower eastern branch to be very eroded and not rewarding enough, as nice as the ledges on the south side of it are).
Back at the Allen's Ledge junction, I headed out to that vista for the first time. Sure enough, at the lower ledges, there were tremendous views east - a very nice perspective not offered from the summit.
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UNH Trail trailhead
Looking at Mt. Chocorua and Mt. Paugus from Hedgehog Mountain as the downpour begins
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 112 West from Conway. A bit after Bear Notch Road, look for the sign for the entrance to the UNH Trail (amongst others) Parking on the left. WMNF fee parking area.
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