Thompson Falls was my first destination. I'd never hiked to this particular location. Perhaps I'm just easily impressed, but I thought the waterfalls/cascades at this location were impressive. A few snapshots are shown below.
Following my mini-trek to Thompson Falls (1.4 miles round-trip), I embarked on my second hike. I walked to the south end of the parking lot for the Wildcat Mountain ski area and then crossed Route 16 where I began my trek to Lila's Ledge from the Crew Cut trailhead. I had been to Lila's Ledge on a previous occasion, but used a different approach route. Oddly enough, the round-trip distance for this hike was the same as for Thompson Falls, i.e. 1.4 miles!
A few snapshots taken from Lila's Ledge are shown below.
Wildcat Mountain ski area on the first day of December 2011 (no skiing today!!)
Mt Washington (just left of center) flanked by Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine
To sum it up, admittedly this pair of hikes was a rather "odd couple", and the overall hiking distance was, shall we say, "short". But despite all that, these hikes were still satisfying and they provided an enjoyable few hours in the woods.