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The Fool Killer
Waterville Valley, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The recently rebuilt lower Sabbaday Brook Trail
The recently rebuilt lower Sabbaday Brook Trail

Route: Sabbaday Brook Trail, bushwhack

Sabbaday Brook Trail was a traffic jam up to the falls, then smooth sailing thereafter. Other than a few washed out or muddy areas, the trail still has good footing post Irene.

I chose to head into the woods around 3,000 or so feet in elevation, where the trail takes a 90 degree turn over a tributary crossing. I angled around to try to stay in good woods, using an old skid road to help skirt around some stuff part way up. Though not Unknown Pond Peak easy, it was relative smooth sailing as compared to many other White Mountain bushwhacks. Hit the ridge about a minute from the recognized highpoint. Took a slight variation on the way down to avoid some spruce and deadfall.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: The Fool Killer
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Very Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,320'
Destination: The Fool Killer
Time Elapsed: 02:06
Trailhead Elevation: 1,320'
Summit Elevation: 3,548'
Vertical Gain: 2,368'
Hike Time Elapsed: 04:05
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,508'


The Sabbaday Brook Trail trailhead
The Sabbaday Brook Trail trailhead

The Sabbaday Brook Trail
The Sabbaday Brook Trail

Slight views of Mt. Chocorua from near the summit of The Fool Killer - Click to enlarge
Slight views of Mt. Chocorua from near the summit of The Fool Killer




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