Shaka from the Iron Mountain summit
Elevation Gain: 800 ft
Miles: 1.6 roundtrip
Duration: 1hr, 15min (includes stops along the trail and at the summit)
NH 52 With A View
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Another fine day to bag a NH 52 With A View summit! Although not much views at the summit, but there were views on the way to the summit.
A side path (0.6 mile) lead to a great outlook up the Rocky Branch Valley
While a ledge on the left of the trail at 0.7 mile, provided some eastward views.
Some photos along the Iron Mountain trail
(yes, I love photo collages!)
I didn't have time to check out the Mine or the south ledges beyond the summit.
But I hope to be able to return to check those out when I can get a clearer day.
Fire tower remnants at the summit
Clouds over the Presidential Range
After bagging the summit, I hurried back down to the trailhead and headed over to Cathedral Ledge to check out some newly bolted routes on a new rock climbing crag called Another Classoom. 4 other hikers and a dog headed up while I was coming down. And a group of 5 were out strolling up the dirt road past the trailhead parking lot as I was coming off the trail.