Friday, November 16, 2018

Bald Knob Spur: 11/15/18

On a chilly day with high clouds moving in, I enjoyed a favorite shoulder season bushwhack to ledges on the SW end of Acteon Ridge. 

There was only a thin coating of crunchy snow in this area. Left the snowshoes at home.

A wrap-around ledge.

Home sweet home, summer 2018.

This route is 95% hardwood.

Interesting gall on this skinny tree.

Sign of an abnormally cold November.

Cascades of water and ice.

Delicate beauty.

A steep climb through oak forest.

Elongated ledge on the ridgecrest.

Some tight maneuvering was required to access this lofty south-facing granite perch.

Profile of the Campton Range.

Heading up to the top of Bald Knob's southern spur.

Base of the big summit ledge.

Another good southerly vantage.

Welch & Dickey.

Cliffs on Bald Knob.

A high hardwood glade.

Down through the oaks.

A jumble of stone.

Hardwood heaven.

A tiny stream leads the way down a drainage.

1 comment:

  1. Good write up. I've always known about this trailless peak, and it's cool to see people going up there. Happy hiking!