Interesting views and discoveries on a crisp, breezy afternoon.
Brilliant afternoon in the Notch, along the Brown Ash Swamp Bike Trail. The wind was roaring overhead.
Looking back at the beaver ponds.
Meandering up along the cliffs on the Cone Mountain side of the Notch.
Steep wall on the Dickey side of the Notch.
Ledge exposed by an upturned rootball.
First view north.
East to Sandwich Dome and Sandwich Notch.
Looking NW to Moosilauke.
Long view to the north.
Cone Mountain looms to the SW.
While ascending towards a higher view ledge, I came upon this mossy rock wall....
...which extended quite a distance up the slope.
Little mountain, big surprises.
Farther up the slope was another long rock wall, which was also the ticket to access the view ledge.
Expansive northward vista from the ledge.
Bald Mountain, the ronded hump in the center, is where I had been the day before.
West Tecumseh is an impressive peak from this angle.
Familiar perspective on the Franconias.
This view shows the extent of Mt. Tecumseh's long spur ridges. Left to right, Bald Mountain, West Tecumseh, Tecumseh over Fisher, SW Green over Hogback, Green, and Foss. It's an entire range of mountains by itself.
Back down along the upper wall.
A great old sugar maple overlooks the wall.
Last remnant of winter ice.
Looking down the lower rock wall.
Three signs of beaver: stub, lodge and dam.