Slide Brook Trail Take 2 – April 18, 2014

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We attempted this hike last June (see report), but the swarms of mosquitos turned us back shortly after we hit the Presidential Rail trail.  We thought a nice April hike would be free of those nasty bugs and the snow-capped mountains would be beautiful.  We were correct on both accounts, no bugs and the mountains were majestic.

Anytime I get on the Cohos Trail, I get giddy. Why? I honestly don’t know, maybe it is because it is a lesser known trail, maybe because it is a bit untamed and maybe because …

The trail starts off simply through a meadow.

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After the meadow we entered a forested area for a short distance.

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After leaving this area we visited the abandoned playground of the beaver.  We carefully stepped across his damn, admiring the views along the way.

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Leaving the playground, we entered the woods again.  This time there freshly laid bridges to walk on (thank you).

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After this we entered another meadow, right below the Presidential Rail Trail.

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After we exited the meadow we turned left on the Rail Trail and made our way to the Marsh, a very beautiful area.

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Marsh

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Thanks for the bench!!

 

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zoomed into Mt. Washington

 

We turned around at the bench and re traced our steps back to the car.  Unfortunately I don’t have a distance or time log on this hike.  If you are looking for a jaunt with beautiful views, I highly recommend this one, just don’t go in mosquito prime time.