Our goal for the day was to take the Baldface Circle Trail (again) and Bicknell Ridge Trail clockwise over South Baldface (on the left) and North Baldface. So here we go.
Why do I often contrast white birch tree trunks with red maple leaves?
Starting up the ledges.
Mountain ash berries with West Royce and East Royce in the background. The state line between Maine and New Hampshire runs between the Royces.
A view of Evans Notch (the Royces on the left and Caribou further out to the right of center) from the top of the Ledges.
Mountain Pond and Kearsarge in the background.
South Baldface summit
Looking over to North Baldface while on the trail between South and North.
Looking back to South Baldface. Kezar Lake in Lovell shows in the background and Pleasant Mountain is visible in the haze.
The summit of North Baldface with Mount Washington in the background.
The Ledges which we had to climb, and the fields of Cold River Valley.
Wild River Valley and the Carter-Moriah Range. Mount Washington is there too.
Not far down the Bicknell Ridge Trail we spotted a Boreal Chickadee. Perhaps he was surprised by the warm weather too.
Back to the river.
Now a slideshow of trail photos:
We had a great autumn day to enjoy this, perhaps my favorite, trail in the White Mountains.