Highlighted in yellow is my route of travel for a day in early March 2016.
Despite many days of below freezing weather, the next photo shows that the Gale River had a rather lively flow along a section of USFS land north of U.S. 3, opposite Abbot Hill.
The segment of my route that runs north/south is level, and straight as an arrow (see next photo). Once upon a time it was the corridor for a passenger train known as the Profile and Franconia Notch railroad. In recent times, it is part of the Corridor 104 snowmobile trail.
Heading southbound on the snowmobile trail, there is one spot that provides a particularly nice view of Mt. Lafayette. I took the photo shown below when XC-skiing along this corridor earlier in the year.
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