Saturday, November 24, 2012
BOULDER LOOP TRAIL: 11/22/12
A leisurely hike on a beautiful Thanksgiving Day, on one of the most rewarding short trails in the Whites. Carol, Cath and I set off late morning from the parking area off Passaconaway Rd., a short distance in from the Kanc Highway.
One of the many boulders along this aptly-named trail.
Some big trees in the predominantly hardwood forest along the loop.
From the first outlook area along the west side of the loop, a peek down at talus and open hardwoods at the base of the cliffs.
Looking up to the upper cliffs, known to rock climbers as the Far Cliff of the Sundown Ledges.
The view spur from the loop trail emerges on the open clifftop at the L.
View of Sandwich Range and Swift River valley from the clifftop.
Carol enjoys one of Cath's awesome turkey sandwiches.
Looking up at Middle Moat and South Moat.
Cliffs on spur above loop trail.
View across Swift River valley to back side of White Ledge.
Veiled view of the cliffs from eastern part of loop.
Slanting November light in the hardwoods.
Boulder cave along the trail.
Squeezing through the boulder cave. A fun hike!