Beginning with this posting to my blog, I am going to try something that is new to me by reducing the narrative, and putting more emphasis on captioned photos. Should a reader desire more detailed information, I am most willing to reply to questions/comments posted to this blog; or, an e-mail can be sent to me (click HERE for address).
This trek to Black Mountain (Benton, NH) was a simple "out and back" hike of about 3.6 miles (round-trip). It was done in mid-January 2016 using the Chippewa Trail.
Black Mountain is on a list known as the "NH 52 With-a-View" (click HERE). Also, any reader who wants more details about this particular mountain can find a wealth of information by clicking HERE.
PHOTOS and MAPS:
|Map showing the location of Black Mountain (highlighted in pink at upper left of map)|
|One of several ledges along the Chippewa Trail BEFORE reaching the summit of Black Mountain|
|Photo taken a few steps away from Black Mountain's summit. Mt. Moosilauke is seen in background, partially obscured by clouds.|
|Vista looking northeast to east from summit area of Black Mountain. Kinsman mountain range at left; Mt. Moosilauke at right.|
|Closer view of massive Mt. Moosilauke featuring the cavernous Tunnel Ravine (a.k.a. Benton Ravine)|
|Highly zoomed view of Mt. Moosilauke's Tunnel Ravine (a.k.a. Benton Ravine)|
|Topographic map showing location of Mt. Moosilauke's 5 major ravines|
|Looking northeasterly with Kinsman mountain range just left of center, and Mts. Liberty and Flume faintly visible BEHIND Kinsmans near center of photo.|
|Zooming in on Mts. Liberty and Flume (on horizon, near center of photo)|
|Looking westward near the end of the day. Some of Vermont's high mountain peaks are visible on distant horizon.|
|A couple of the trail signs seen along the route to Black Mountain|
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