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Thornton, NH, Waterville Valley, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Heading up the snow covered ledges below Welch Mountain
Route: Welch-Dickey Loop Trail, (Welch Mountain), Welch-Dickey Loop Trail
After hurting my hip/lower back two days earlier, I decided to try to do something a bit relaxed in nature on a nice afternoon. Though the trail was solidly packed, I opted for snowshoes for traction purposes.
Reaching the summit of Welch, I had excellent views in all directions. I was almost half an hour early, however, so I had to wait for the sunset.
The sunset was decent, though a lack of clouds resulted in not much of a glow on the snow in the foreground of the display.
Even without much moonlight, I was able to make my way back to the parking lot without needing my headlamp.
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The Welch-Dickey Loop Trail trailhead
Looking at Sandwich Mountain from near the Welch Mountain summit
The sunset as seen from Welch Mountain
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 49 to Six Mile Bridge - take a left there and go up the hill. Take a right onto Orris Road. National Forest pay parking lot will be on the right after a short drive.
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