NE 4,000 Footers
NE 100 Highest
NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
NH Ossipee 10
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the old logging road to Ladd Mountain
Route: Unknown trail
While I had planned to do a sunset hike up north, lingering snow flurries were enough to turn me around and head south.
While there had been traffic up the old logging road to Ladd Mountain, there were a few new inches of powder on top of the footbed, resulting in some very light trail breaking.
After bearing right at a junction (left likely going to a private home), I soon arrived at the near summit viewpoint, from where I had excellent views of the lakes and Belknaps. While it would have been a nice evening for a sunset, there were no western views to be found.
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The start of the logging road off Chemung Road
Looking at the Belknaps from the Ladd Mountain ledge vista
Looking down the old logging road to Ladd Mountain near sunset
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 104 East from I-93 in New Hampton. Shortly after passing Wickwas Lake on the right, take a right onto Meredith Center Road. Shortly thereafter, take a right onto Chemung Road. A few minutes later, take a right to stay on Chemung Road (where Camp Waldron Road goes straight). Awhile after the road turns to dirt, Randlett Pond will be visible on the right. On the left, there will be a blocked off logging road with limited room (none plowed, winter 2011) for parking. The trail starts on the logging road.
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