With the prediction of early afternoon showers, we decided to do a small hike to Cave Mountain.
This little hike has been on our ?To Do List? for some time and this seemed to be a good opportunity to check it out.
We parked at the lot just past the bridge crossing over the Saco River on Cobb Road.
From the edge of the parking lot was a fine view looking up the Saco River towards Crawford Notch.
Crossing Cobb road and walking past the trailhead sign post is the old grave site of Dr. Leonard M. Eudy.
Here?s a link to a discussion about Dr. Eudy.
The Langdon Trail is apparently part of the Bear Notch Ski Touring Centers trail system (in the winter).
This is a picture of what I call the lower cave.
Old scat from an animal that lives in the cave.
The trail continued steeply on a bed of loose gravel and wet leaves to the second cave.
Entrance to second the (higher) cave.
Looking back towards the second cave, and continuing onto the summit, I noticed at this angle the rock formed a profile of a lion.
Not far above the second cave is an open ledge looking towards the town of Bartlett.
This little chipmunk was preparing for his winter lodging with some leaves tucked in his mouth.
Near the grave site I spotted these burnt umber leaves still clinging to the wet branches.
We completed 1.5 mile (rt.) at 11 o?clock.