As weird as it might seem, there is a connection between Squam Lake, Smarts Brook and 100K miles. Well, at least there was for me on 07-April-2011 which was a day that I had some business in Concord. On my way back to my home in Bethlehem, NH, I exited off I-93 on two occasions to do some short hikes.
My first stopover was at Exit 24 (Ashland) to do a short hike up the Old Bridal Path to take a quick peek at Squam Lake from West Rattlesnake. Shown below are two snapshots taken during this jaunt. No "ice-out" yet! (Click HERE for some brief additional information about "ice-out".)
Following this little mini-adventure, I drove north on I-93 and got off at Exit 28 (Campton) and drove to the trailhead for the Smarts Brook Trail. From this trailhead, I picked up the Pine Flats XC Trail and hiked along Smarts Brook where there were some very attractive ice formations.
And so, where does the 100K miles come into play, you might ask? Well, the odometer on my car reached the 100,000 mile mark as I was approaching The Basin in the Franconia Notch. The photo below shows it at 99999, just before the big "Milestone Event".
I'm always looking for weird connections to make. Luckily, there's never a shortage of material! :)
And speaking of connections, if you're interested, you can connect to my recent Blog report about Black Mountain (Jackson, NH) where I've added an ADDENDUM which includes some interesting historical information about a tower that once stood on Black Mountain (click HERE to connect to that report).
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