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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 bottom of the scramble up the Nubble
Route: Logging roads, herd path
Starting at the gate at the end of Gale River Road East, I followed a grassy logging road, continuing as it worked its way along side a clearcut. Where the road wanted to turn left, I beared right onto an older road, then another right shortly there after to another older road, then followed a series of herd paths, keeping with the most prominent footbed, eventually dropping down alongside a brook, crossing it shortly thereafter, then ascending around the north side of the Nubble (aka Haystack Mountain).
After a short, ledgy scramble (probably rather dangerous in wet/icy conditions due to a no fall zone), I arrived at a subpeak and then the true summit, with views in all directions. A very impressive, officially trailless, peak.
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The gate at the end of Gale River Road East
Looking over the Sugarloaves at the Presidentials from the Nubble
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 3 South from US 302. Take a left for the Gale River camping/hiking area. Shortly after, bear left at the fork in the road. Continue down up road, continuing straight at the right turn for Gale River Trail. At the end of the road there will be a gate with a small parking area on the left.
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