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September 2nd, 2008

08:15 pm - Bondcliff, the Remote

pemi wilderness from bondcliff

There's a cluster of peaks right in the middle of the Pemigewasset Wilderness where you can almost pretend that civilization doesn't exist. On a clear day, the only evidence of man's hand is the weather station atop Mt. Washington. No roads, no towns, to traffic noise, certainly no trams carrying midwestern tourists to the top. Bondcliff isn't the best of these mountains, but it's the most accessible of them requiring only a 5 mile approach before the summit trail even really starts. It's either an aggressive one day trip or a comfortable overnight. We did it in two and had a great time.

beware the bears of early morning...Collapse )

Fall is just around the corner. One in a hundred trees is orange now, the remainder just waiting to go aflame.


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