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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.
Looking down the Warden ski trail
Route: Ski trails, spur trail, Holts Ledge Trail, (Holts Ledge), Holts Ledge Trail, spur trail, ski trails
When handed lemons (having to get up around 430AM for a business trip), sometimes it's nice to make lemon iced tea (sunrise hike on the way).
Brisk weather to start - temperatures in the teens - but quickly generated body heat by jogging up the Dartmouth Skiway Holts Ledge ski trails. Hopped onto the spur path at the top of the chairlift and headed over to the cliff viewpoint to watch the sunrise. Found the initial viewpoint to be the best, as the upper viewpoints include the Spanish Imposition (ie the Groton Windfarm).
Continued up the AT to the highpoint after the sunrise, then retraced my steps back down the trail and then down the ski trails.
Mostly dry trail with occasional small patches of avoidable black ice.
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Sunrise from the Holts Ledge vista
Looking south from the Holts Ledge vista
Directions to trailhead: From Route 25A, take Route 10 South toward Lyme. Take a left onto Dorchester Road (may also be signed as Lyme Center Road). Bear right to head toward the Dartmouth Skiway ski area, passing the Holts Ledge Trail trailhead at the junction. A hiker lot will be on the left, just before the ski area.
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