|Mt. Passaconway from Mt. Potash|
leads into the woods, crossing Downs Brook at 0.2 miles
before the real ascent begins. (Downs Brook flows between the two mountains). It is a woodsy hike of moderate difficulty until it reaches open ledges at approximately 1.1 miles. The view from the ledges looking to the south is into the Swift River Valley and directly at Mt. Passaconway (4,060 ft.) These ledges are a great resting stop before ascending the now more difficult last third of the hike. The trail crosses the steep mountainside diagonally over many small and large boulders that have tumbled from the summit over time, until reaching the final steep rocky incline up to the open summit at 1.9 miles. The summit view is one towards the north and west, with great views of Mt. Tremont and further beyond, the Presidential Range.
|Mt. Passaconway from the Eastern Ledges|
|Mt. Chocorua from the Eastern Ledges|
One more comment; in past blogs I have described cabins my friends and I have rented in the White Mt. area, usually on mountainsides. There is another such cabin directly off the Kancamagus (across the road from the UNH parking area) called Radeke Cabin which can be rented during summer or
As always, get out there and see our wonderful state. Enjoy!
Written by Brian Markee