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KSearl
09-03-2013, 01:22 PM
Hi Everyone,

Jill and I were able to hike Mount Belknap (or Belknap Mountain...conflicting published data and trail signs have me confused) this past week. It was a pretty easy hike as we were able to park at the top of the Carriage Road. We made a loop (Red up, Blue down) and did not detour to the plane crash site, although, I plan on going back to do this. I was surprised that there were no views unless you do climb the fire tower. On this day however, the distance we could see was very limited as it was very hazy. I have heard you can see MW on a clear day. Here's my detail report if you'd like to read it: http://livefreeandhikenh.blogspot.com/2013/09/loop-hike-on-mount-belknap-08-27-13.html

Also, here are a few of my favorite shots if you don't feel like heading over to my blog:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Y8NuWklIzXk/UiMvxQuMmpI/AAAAAAAACT0/v2J5kzQUauI/s1600/03-IMG_5972.JPG
Notice it says Mount Belknap, not Belknap Mountain???

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--4HMG5aglIU/UiMwOLXXDjI/AAAAAAAACT4/hYfYipOy0AU/s1600/04-IMG_5976.JPG
Red Trail

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0JUHCst7YB8/UiMwrHUEf8I/AAAAAAAACUA/w3GDbGIZlkE/s1600/05-IMG_5977.JPG
Restricted view point on Red Trail

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EgEJntEYUbc/UiMxBjWKRyI/AAAAAAAACUQ/B-hHeiBkCoI/s1600/09-IMG_5990.JPG
Fire Tower

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FqBIiWu_MVc/UiMxBiODvdI/AAAAAAAACUI/7nhs46KbxzQ/s1600/10-IMG_5991.JPG
Hazy views from summit

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fqW8cjR0pZk/UiMxBtmolRI/AAAAAAAACUM/J8h4_BAUIN4/s1600/11-IMG_5992.JPG
Another hazy view from the summit

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_8WKFGvQX3A/UiMyIvVMSUI/AAAAAAAACUs/te3RIviuUYA/s1600/1-IMG_5983.JPG
NH DPW&H Benchmark

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4SUx0QSAsaI/UiMyImv0YhI/AAAAAAAACUw/69AVm8LEvjI/s1600/17-IMG_6006.JPG
Another benchmark, triangle in granite with a copper cap mounted in the middle

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Nm0MDHpFkSA/UiPSFB4ajKI/AAAAAAAACVI/Ti1R8Vkr0zg/s1600/18-IMG_6007.JPG
First view point on the Blue Trail heading down

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-097oWh_BsCI/UiPSFefrHRI/AAAAAAAACVM/wYdpM0UjAlU/s1600/19-IMG_6008.JPG
Described as an outlook to Gunstock in the AMC Guide, but was very restricted

Snow Miser
09-04-2013, 06:48 AM
It looks like both of you had a good hike, despite it being hazy. You still captured some nice views! Thanks for bringing us along!