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
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Old Bridle Path
Route: Old Bridle Path
Having been cooped up for three days due to work and bad weather, I was chomping at the bit to get some fresh air. Thus, I headed over to West Rattlesnake for a quick hike.
Despite the popular nature of the Old Bridle Path, it hadn't been broken out since the storm (just a set of bareboot tracks for something during the snowfall). Unintended trailbreaking. Fortunately, other than dealing with rocks still sticking up in places, it wasn't too bad.
Though not originally planning to be there for the sunset, I was nonetheless at the ledges as some limited colors were painted along the southern horizon. While I was tempted to linger a bit longer to see if things would improve, a bitter cold wind was less than palatable.
Getting To Trailhead:
||Thursday, December 10, 2009|
|Hike Time Elapsed:
|Hike Vertical Gain:
The Old Bridle Path trailhead at the back of the new parking area
Red Hill as seen from West Rattlesnake
Sunset colors around the Belknap Range as seen from West Rattlesnake
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113 West from Center Sandwich. The new (2008) West Rattlesnake parking lot is on the left at a height of land, across from the Mt. Morgan parking area. The Old Bridle Path trailhead is located at the back of the new parking lot.
Back to West Rattlesnake Profile