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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 Wentworth Trail near the summit
Route: Wentworth Trail
With another day of warm temperatures and possible thunderstorms, I decided to stay local and head up to Mt. Israel.
While I was able to jog up past the brook section, the heat and a lack of conditioning overtook me, pushing me into hiking mode thereafter. Upon reaching the summit, I followed a herd path to the northeastern ledges (from the summit cairn walk toward Mt. Chocorua, then curve right, drop down a slight scramble, then emerge at the ledges), where I had hazy views of the Sandwich and Ossipee Ranges.
While I was tempted to jog back down, I ended up walking most of it due to being a bit fatigued from the warm temperatures and other assorted excuses. Nonetheless, it was nice to get out for a few hours.
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Wentworth Trail trailhead at the Mead Base Camp
Hazy views of the Ossipees from the northeastern ledges near the Mt. Israel summit
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 109 into Center Sandwich. Route 113 will enter on your right and bear left shortly thereafter. Go straight onto Grove Street instead, bear left onto Diamond Ledge Road. Parking at the Mead Camp.
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