Tuesday, July 5, 2011

2011.07.02 - A Walk in the Woods, Lincoln Woods That is...

Our long weekend of hiking started with a simple walk in the woods at an area called Lincoln Woods.  Okay, I know, this is supposed to be a "Hiking Journal" and this walk on flat lands is not really a "hike".  True but, we only reached the Lincoln, NH area at about 3:30 PM on this date and so that left little time to hike.  And, we needed to purchase our annual parking pass for the White Mountains trailhead parking ($20 for an entire year or $3 every time you park - easy decision) and this is the only location I am aware of where the annual passes are sold.  

The East Branch of the Pemigewasset River is a beautiful rocky river just off the Kangamangus Highway.  We were expecting to hike nearly 17 miles over the next two days so this was intended to be an easy afternoon with a fast paced walk.  We made about a 3-mile round trip.
 A great example of the constantly rocky bottom of the Pemigewasset River.  We found a spot to climb out on some of the rocks and have a snack will basking in the late afternoon son with our feet dangling in the cold mountain waters.  It was spectacular and relaxing.

For sure its a flat trail.

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