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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 trail to Bayle Mountain
Route: Unknown snowmobile trail, red blazed trail, (Bayle Mountain), red blazed trail, unknown snowmobile trail
Since the mostly sunny day was still looking rather cloudy up north, I decided to stay local and head to Bayle Mountain. While I prefer the scenery from the western branch of the snowmobile trail, I decided to take the slightly shorter east branch to the trailhead.
The lower portion of the trail still had some late fall foliage, making things rather colorful. The trail, despite recent rains, was fairly dry.
The views from the summit were tremendous - though there were some clouds in the sky, the views seemed to be perhaps the best I've ever experienced from Bayle - Moose Mountain to the south and the mountains of Maine to the east were very clearly seen and appeared to be closer than they really are.
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The trailhead to the trail to the Bayle Mountain summit
Looking at Green Mountain from the Bayle Mountain summit
Directions to trailhead: From Route 16 South in West Ossipee, take a right onto Pine Hill Road. At the end of Pine Hill Road, take a right onto Ossipee Mountain Road. 2015 update: There is now a parking area off Marble Road, past Connor Pond.
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