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Conway, NH, Barlett, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Bryce Trail
Route: Unknown paths, Bryce Path, (Cathedral Ledge), unknown paths, auto road
The weather forecasts were calling for a mostly sunny day. Ha. Since I wanted to get outside and get some exercise, I decided to stay local and do a smaller hike in the wet weather.
I was somewhat surprised to see the parking areas at the bottom of Cathedral Ledge pretty much full. After taking a series of herd paths from the ledge to the Bryce Path junction, I headed up the first of the two steep portions of the hike. Fortunately the rain was very light, preventing the rocks and stairs from being too wet.
After passing the White Horse Ledge Trail, the Bryce Path was a bit submerged. Fortunately I was wearing waterproof hiking shoes, so I stayed dry as I bypassed the mess.
Shortly after that was the second steeper pitch. Again, since it was only sprinkling out, the ground wasn't too bad.
Just as I reached the ledge summit, the rain started to pick up a bit. After checking out a few of the neat cliff vistas, I decided to descend via the closed auto road, so that I wouldn't have to worry about slipping on any steep sections of trail.
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Bryce Trail junction with the paths from the base of Cathedral Ledge
Looking northeast from near the summit of Cathedral Ledge.
Directions to trailhead: Follow the signs for Cathedral Ledge State Park from North Conway. Entrance way is next to the West Side Road stop sign, northwest of downtown. Parking is a bit tricky due to private property, however there is space near Cathedral Ledge.
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