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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 trail to Bayle Mountain near the summit
Route: Unknown snowmobile trail, red blazed trail, (Bayle Mountain), red blazed trail, unknown snowmobile trail
Another day of bland weather. Thus, I wanted to do something shorter without any water crossings and minimal snow. Bayle Mountain!
After parking on the side of the road just past the bridge, I quickly set foot down the snowmobile trail. Alternating between dry, muddy, snowy, and icy, it was nonetheless barebootable.
The Bayle Mountain Trail, on the other hand, was virtually snow free. Arriving at the summit, the views were decent, despite the clouds.
After staying away for a few months due to lack of room to park, it was nice to return to Bayle!
Getting To Trailhead:
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The trailhead to the trail to the Bayle Mountain summit
Looking Mt. Shaw 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. Shortly after passing Connor Pond, bear right onto Marble Road. Just before a narrow wooden bridge, the snowmobile trail enters on the right (and then leaves on the left after the bridge), marked slightly off the road with an orange gate. Park here without blocking the roads or trails, and head up the snowmobile trail on the right. The trailhead will be about 10-20 minutes up this snowmobile trail, to the left at a height of land on a curve in the road, marked with a cairn.
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