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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 Straightback Mountain Trail
Route: Logging road/snowmobile trail, Beaver Pond Trail, Straightback Mountain Trail, (Straightback Mountain), Straightback Mountain Trail, Beaver Pond Trail, logging road/snowmobile trail
Trail had a breakable crust down low, but increasingly firm as one ascended. Snowpack of about 1 to 3 inches. Barebootable down low, however light traction a good idea near the summit, as there were some stretches of icy crust that one couldn't smash through (thus could result in a bit of a slide, but not too steep and Microspikes would get adequate purchase). A few isolated avoidable blue ice patches as well.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The beginning of the woods road adjacent to the marsh near the end of Jesus Valley Road
Mt. Washington as seen from near the summit of Straightback Mountain
The sunset from Straightback Mountain
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 11 West from Alton Bay. Take a left onto Jesus Valley Road. Just prior to the road ending, there will be a swamp/pond on the left side (and just after this, a private property sign). There is room to park roadside next to the swamp. A woods road starts just after the swamp/pond on the left.
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