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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Bald Mountain Trail
I had been curious about Bald Mountain for some time - I had seen it mentioned numerous times on various hiking sites, however I hadn't seen any photos or first hand reviews. The day after a 70 degree January day, I decided to give it a shot.
There wasn't a soul to be found anywhere around the park. The second crossing over the Negro Brook was certainly a pain, as the rocks were submerged in the rushing water. After a few minutes of looking around, I found a few logs across the brook downstream.
Most of the hike is moderately pitched, with the exception of a short, steep section near the summit.
Upon reaching the summit, I was greeted with strong views of both the west and east. Though often described as a loop, the downhill trail was marked closed, thus forcing me to go back down the same trail.
Getting To Trailhead:
||January 7, 2007|
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Bald Mountain Trail trailhead
Looking east over Putney Mountain at Mt. Monadnock
Directions to trailhead: Townshend State Forest is across the West River (west of it) from Route 30. The trailhead is across the road from the main park building.
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