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Lowes Bald Spot
Sargents Purchase, NH, Thompson and Meserves Purchase, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Auto Road
The Auto Road

Route: Auto road, Madison Gulf Trail, Great Gulf Trail, Chandler Brook Trail, Auto road

Jogged up auto road to Madison Gulf Trail trailhead. Prior to Lowe's Bald Spot, Madison Gulf Trail was wet and muddy. After Lowe's Bald Spot, a few slippery places, but generally dry.

Same old, same old on Great Gulf section used - mud, slippery rock, wilderness compatible blowdowns.

Chandler Brook Trail had some slippery rocks in places. Patchy snow/ice started perhaps around 3,500 feet in elevation. Not enough to warrant traction in today's mild temperatures.

Jogged back down auto road from top of Chandler Brook Trail. While leaves are generally down, there were still some nice colors in the lower few hundred feet of vertical.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Lowes Bald Spot
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Parking Elevation: 1,540'
Destination: Lowes Bald Spot
Time Elapsed: 00:33
Trailhead Elevation: 1,527'
Summit Elevation: 2,875'
Vertical Gain: 1,348'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:32
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,298'


The start of the Mt. Washington Auto Road
The start of the Mt. Washington Auto Road

Mt. Adams and Mt. Madison as seen from Lowes Bald Spot - Click to enlarge
Mt. Adams and Mt. Madison as seen from Lowes Bald Spot

The upper Chandler Brook Trail
The upper Chandler Brook Trail

Imp Face as seen from near the bottom of the Auto Road
Imp Face as seen from near the bottom of the Auto Road

Directions to trailhead: The Mt. Washington Auto Road is located on Route 16, north of Wildcat

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