Back and Peak Bagging with a Vengeance

June 23, 2009 at 4:37 am 1 comment

Now that school is out and I no longer have a coach planning my every move, it was great to get back to the White Mountains today. I fearlessly grabbed three burgers which were improvised last minute and headed up NH 116 to the Mt. Kinsman Trail. Now, an advisory to anyone else who might want to hike there this summer, the trailhead has moved south, so, if you are heading north on 116 you will pass a lot of open pasture on your left, then there will be a big red barn (with no red house attached) also on your left. About the time you see this, a poorly maintained driveway leads off to the right, and that is where the trailhead is. If you get to the tennis camp, you’ve gone to far, but only by one driveway.

I took my burgers and first headed up to Bald Peak, off on a spur path, to eat. The views were lovely, and it was a nice diversion, though to this point the trail had followed an old logging road most of the way.

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Alas, steepness ensued, the Kinsman Ridge Trail was reached, and it was time to hit the Kinsmans themselves. Not being hungry, I gave the North Peak a pass at first, carrying on to South Kinsman, nearly a mile further on, where I had my next burger. I backtracked to North Kinsman to finish up my day. There were very few hikers up there; I met a couple of men who were running up the trail, neither of whom appeared to have ever eaten a cheeseburger in their lives.

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In short, this is a great hike, and I had a beautiful day in which to do it. The photos are in chronological order.

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  • 1. sirloinofbeef  |  June 23, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Welcome back, FlameBroiled!

    Glad to see that you’ve taken your training into your own hands and are now doing it properly.

    sirloinofbeef

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