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Scrambling up this short spur provides excellent views for the northern end of the notch.


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62%

Runnable

2,319' 707 m

High

2,212' 674 m

Low

107' 33 m

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17%

Avg Grade (9°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

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Description

This short trail is a spur off of the Artists Bluff Trail. Despite being very short, it is rather difficult. After diverging from the Artists Bluff Trail, it continues the short rocky incline. However, soon after, the scrambling begins. The most difficult part of this scrambling portion is a place that requires going up a not so steep, but very sheer wedge between two large rocks. Once you are up this wedge, however, you are almost of the summit. From here, there are astounding views of Cannon Moutain, Echo Lake, Franconia Notch, and the surrounding mountains of White Mountain National Forest.

For all of these reasons, this is a difficult, but rewarding spur, and attempting it with pets or small children is probably not advisable.

Shared By:

David Smith with improvements by Daniel McCloskey

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#4,118

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Cannon Mountain, Echo Lake, and Franconia Notch from the top of Bald Mountain.
Jul 14, 2020 near Franconia, NH
Scrambling up to the summit of Bald Mountain
Jul 14, 2020 near Franconia, NH
View from Bald Mountain, Franconia (494073)
Dec 14, 2017 near Franconia, NH
View from Bald Mountain, Franconia (494054)
Dec 14, 2017 near Franconia, NH
Sign at the beginning of the Bald Mountain Spur
Jul 14, 2020 near Franconia, NH

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