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    Default Ideas For Friday

    Just curious if anybody has suggestions for a short hike on Friday. By short I mean less than an hour roundtrip.

    Something near Jackson and hopefully involving waterfalls and swimming.

    We are headed up Friday morning and maybe I'll take my wife over the Kanc. I've been over that route a few times. Any must see/stops going over the Kanc? I'm not too familiar with that area.
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    Default Swimming Hole

    If you take Middle Road off of Rte 16A in the Village of Jackson, you'll see Jackson Falls alongside the road. It's a great place to get wet. There are pot holes you can fit into like inverted bath tubs. It tends to get crowded, though. Other places I would suggest would be a good distance away, but Thompson Falls near Wildcat parking area is nice, when there's good water flow. There's a trail from the parking area.

    As for hikes, the one's in Jackson I would suggest would be over an hour, so I won't suggest them. Have you ever been up Square Ledge? Directly across from Pinkham Notch parking area? It's about a mile and has a fine view into both Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines.

    For scenery on the Kanc, I would suggest Sabbaday Falls. Touristy, but everything on the Kanc is.
    Hope these help.

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    Default Cave Mountain...

    Cave Mountain in Bartlett leaves from the Saco River and heads up to an interesting geologic feature, and a nice view. Steep enough near the top to give you a sense of accomplishment, and it shouldn't be an hour round trip. And then you end back at the saco for a dip...

    That's my suggestion. Won't be there to enjoy it though...

    Good luck this weekend!

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    Default short hikes

    Along with KDT's suggestion of Thompson Falls, you could always go inti Lost Pond as well. For just a little effort you do get a nice trip.

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    Thanks for the tips. At the very least we'll hit Sabbaday Falls.

    How do you get to Cave Mountain? PM me if you don't want to tell all.

    Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    Thanks for the tips. At the very least we'll hit Sabbaday Falls.

    How do you get to Cave Mountain? PM me if you don't want to tell all.

    Thanks again.

    I don't think it's a locals secret, just not well visited as it's a small hike...

    At the intersection of 302 and bear notch road, turn onto the road opposite of bear notch at the blinking light. From Conway it's a right.

    Go about a half a mile, cross the saco, make the quick left, and the trailhead is right there on the right.

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    Default Cave MT

    The trail starts as a jeep road/snowmobile trail. The trail to Cave Mtn breaks off to the left.

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