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Iron Mountain - Solo Hike

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Shaka from the Iron Mountain summit
Iron Mountain (2,726 ft)
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. 
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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 Cla…

Kearsarge North - Solo Hike

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Shaka from the summit of Kearsarge North!
Kearsarge North (3,268 ft) Trail: Kearsarge Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft Miles: 6.2 roundtrip Duration: 4 hrs, 15 min (includes stops along the trail and at the summit for 30 minutes) NH 52 With A View Difficulty: Easy to moderately strenuous
I checked the weather report and today was the best out of the weekend for hiking. But I totally didn’t check the humidity levels! :( Having EIA (exercise-induced asthma) I really should pay close attention to the air quality index. But I was all gung-ho to get out and hike something short and easy (or so I thought) after last Saturday’s epic hike to the summit of Mt.Katahdin.
It started off easy enough but after about 35 minutes into the hike, I realized that it was more humid than I was thought it would be. I stopped to get a quick drink and thought about turning back….maybe head over to Mt. Stanton for shorter hike? But I was already here and figured so long as I kept pace, kept *nasal breathing and kept hydrated, …

Mt. Rowe, Gunstock & Belknap Mountains – Solo Summer Hike

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