In late May 2018, I did a short bushwhack off the Boulder Loop Trail located along NH 112, just a short distance west of Conway, NH. This is something that has been on my ‘to-do list’ for a while.
|Of course getting to the trailhead for the Boulder Loop Trail involves crossing over the picturesque Albany Covered Bridge.|
|On the way up the Boulder Loop Trail, I stopped at one of the many overlooks. And, at one of these stops, there was this “Spring-green” view looking eastward down the Swift River valley.|
|And speaking of Table Mountain, this zoomed image shows the huge ledge on Table Mountain. The Attitash Trail runs along the very top of this ledge where there are fabulous views.|
|A highly-zoomed view of Mt. Chocorua, as viewed from "Bushwhack Ledge #2"|
|The off-trail ledges that I visited are on a little peak named Spruce Hill (1,950 ft). Although I’m not a dedicated peakbagger, it was decided to swing by and sign the register inside the summit canister. (Spruce Hill is on the NH 500 Highest List.)|
|Along the way, I saw this little ‘bouquet’ of wildflowers (Bluets and violets living in harmony side-by-side).|
|Since it was along my route back home, a brief stop was made at WMNF’s Rocky Gorge Scenic Area where this photo was snapped.|
|And as a nice ending to the day, I spotted these lenticular clouds hovering over the mountains while driving along Bear Notch Road. These “spaceship-like” clouds are always fascinating to see!|
Please be assured that you don’t need to bushwhack off the Boulder Loop Trail to get some great views. Click/tap this LINK for an interesting article containing some photos and additional information about the Boulder Loop Trail.