Friday, May 7, 2010


The photos below show views from around the summit area of Hedgehog Mountain after a day of blowdown clearing and drainage cleaning on the west loop of the UNH Trail. I adopted this trail through a cooperative program of the AMC and the Saco Ranger District. There are still numerous Saco District trails needing adopters; for info contact Cristin Bailey at 603-447-5448 or Adopters take on the basic maintenance responsibilities for their trail: the aforementioned blowdown removal and drainage cleaning, plus brushing and blazing.

This 2532-ft. peak on the north side of the Sandwich Range is one of the best half-day hikes (4.8 mile loop, 1450-ft. elevation gain) in the Whites, with views from three different ledgy areas along the way.

The Sleepers and Tripyramids seen beyond the valley of Downes Brook - the heart of the Sandwich Range Wilderness.

Mt. Washington rises behind Mt. Tremont and Owl's Cliff.

Mt. Hancock and Mt. Carrigain.

The broad expanse of the Oliverian Brook valley. A lot of territory out there.

Nanamocomuck Peak, a SE spur of Mt. Passaconaway, with its north-facing slide displayed. The Square Ledge Trail passes along the base of the slide; a short scramble up opens a great view north.

Hedgehog's East Ledges, the north ridge of Mt. Paugus, and Mt. Chocorua & the Three Sisters.

Mt. Passaconaway, a wild and impressive peak.

Although I have seen them many times, I never tire of the views from Hedgehog.

1 comment:

  1. Great pics, Steve! I went there about a week after you.