Teamed up with Ray "Jazzbo" Caron for a long and rewarding bushwhack in the Cold River drainage on the south side of Sandwich Dome. This is big country, by White Mountain standards, with about 3,000 acres of trailless terrain enclosed by the Algonquin, Bennett Street, Flat Mountain Pond, Guinea Pond and Black Mountain Pond Trails. This trek had it all: varied forests, multiple cascades, a ledge with a unique view of Sandwich Dome, a huge beaver meadow, and two remote logging camps from the ca. 1920 Beebe River Railroad.
We approached from the Bennett Street trailhead via the Flat Mountain Pond Trail and then the Guinea Pond Trail (shown below), which provides easy walkin' on the grade of the Beebe River Railroad. This was the last of the major logging railroad lines in the Whites, operating from 1917 to 1923, and intermittently after that into the 1930s.