The Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail is a route across northern New Hampshire made up of connecting paved and gravel roads and rail trail. Well, to learn more, go to this site. It runs from Woodsville, New Hampshire on the Connecticut River to Bethel, Maine and there are extensions to go further. This time I just did and out and back from the Dolly Copp Rd. in Randolph out to the the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge. From the people I shared the trail with (mountain bikers, horseback riders, walkers [one with llamas]) I heard of a bear sighting, a fawn, and beaver.
See the old railway pole. Along this stretch there were old railway buildings too.
This is the viewing platform on Cherry Pond.
On the return I took Valley Road in Jefferson to see more lupines.
If it weren't cloudy you would see the northern Presidentials here and maybe a little snow high up on those peaks.
This last one was taken at Appalachia.
Technical note: the trail surface was good enough for a gravel bike with 35 mm slick tires (Panaracer Gravelkings)