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
Albany, NH, Sandwich, NH, Waterville Valley, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Blueberry Ledge Trail
Route: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, (Mt. Whiteface), Rollins Trail, Blueberry Ledge Trail, Blueberry Ledge Cutoff, Dicey's Mill Trail
With some rain approaching on the radar, I decided to stay nearby and try and get a hike in before the rain.
Though the hike started out under blue skies, fog quickly moved in from the east (odd). While there were some mosquitoes near Quimby Hill, the bugs weren't much of a problem upon reaching the Blueberry Ledges.
The scramble ledges above the Wiggins Trail were a bit wet. I had my last glimpse of views from these ledges, as clouds soon overtook the upper elevations.
After reaching the highpoint, I went back to the south peak view ledges for awhile, unsuccessfully waiting for views. Back on the Blueberry Ledge Trail, I waited about halfway down the scramble ledges and was treated to some short glimpses to the east.
Not wanting to deal with the flooded portion of the Blueberry Ledge Trail down low, I took the (slippery) Blueberry Ledge Cutoff, eventually connecting with Dicey's Mill Trail.
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The Blueberry Ledge Trail trailhead at Ferncroft
Looking over the clouds at Belknap Mountain and Gunstock Mountain from near the top of the Blueberry Ledge Trail
Pale Corydalis along the Blueberry Ledge Cutoff trail
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113A to Wonalancet, then take Ferncroft Road. The trailhead (the road) and parking lot are both on the right next to the pasture.
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