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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 Edmands Path
Route: Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, (Mt. Eisenhower), Eisenhower Loop, Edmands Path
According to the forecast, the clouds were supposed to hold off until the night. Unfortunately, as I approached Crawford Notch, there was little blue sky to be seen. Nonetheless, I decided to take my chances and go for a sunset hike on Mt. Eisenhower.
The Edmands Path was a bit wet after the flats - and, as it neared the treeline, icy.
The views from the top were decent, despite the clouds. Some of the Vermont 4,000 footers, Pleasant Mountain in Maine, and even the Belknaps to the south were all visible.
I had the summit to myself for the 40 minutes I waited for sunset colors. While the sun set without any color at all into the thick clouds, there was some nice color to the south.
The walk back down seemed to take a bit longer than I thought it would, as the wet condition of the rocky trail forced me to proceed slowly.
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The Edmands Path trailhead
Looking at Mt. Franklin, Mt. Monroe, and Mt. Washington from the Mt. Eisenhower summit
Sunset colors over Mt. Carrigain as seen from Mt. Eisenhower
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 302 West from Bartlett into Carroll. Just after Saco Lake, take a right onto Mt. Clinton Road. Take this road for a few minutes. The Edmand Path trailhead and small WMNF fee parking area will be on the right.
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