I had time for a quick hike this morning, so I did a few miles on Mt. Morgan, which overlooks New Hampshire’s Squam Lake. The solitude was nice. I was the only one in the parking lot, and the only tracks seen on the snow-dusted trail were from the critters that live in the woods. There was no wind to speak of. The sounds were of birds chirping, woodpeckers pecking, and the occasional distant chainsaw. Click any of the pictures for a bigger version.
Just up from the parking area, the Morse Trail departs to the right, joining the Percival Trail 0.4 miles down.
Ascending Mt. Morgan trail.
A big cat, I think. Maybe a bobcat. Could be just a big housecat. The prints don’t seem right for a fox or coyote.
Mt. Morgan trail is very well blazed in bright yellow.
A brief ascent to get up to the trail junction of Mt. Morgan trail and Crawford-Ridgepole trail.
Lots and lots of of icy spots like this one.
Crawford-Ridgepole trail junction with Mt. Morgan trail. I am hoping to traverse the entire Crawford-Ridgepole trail this spring or summer, possibly as an opener to climb up into the Sandwich range on a multi-day hike.
Through the trees, you can see the Rattlesnakes as the two humps near the center. Behind them and to the left I believe is Red Hill.
The sun came out on the descent. There is little I enjoy more than sun, snow, and open woods.