A “slippery slope” probably best describes my recent 3.4 mile (round-trip) bushwhack adventure in the Twin Mountain area of NH! Upon arrival at my destination at the bottom of a slide, I found it to be steeper than anticipated, and it was very slippery.😳 By doing a rather arduous bushwhack along the thick woods adjacent to the slide, I eventually found a spot on the slide that was within my comfort range to venture onto. And from that spot, I was able to enjoy a limited view and snap a few photos before ending my journey.
There are two slides on the west side of a mountain often referred to as PATN (Peak above the Nubble). Just for ease of reference, I’ll refer to them as the ‘Slide A” and ‘Slide B’ (SEE COMPOSITE PHOTO BELOW). On a couple of occasions, I’ve used Slide B to bushwhack to PATN. But I’ve NEVER ventured to ‘Slide A’ until this most recent bushwhack adventure. It should also be mentioned that Slide A is sometimes referred to locally as the ‘check mark slide’ since its shape resembles a check mark.
It would have been great if the top of Slide A had been reached. But, I have no regrets. Much was learned about the nature of Slide A and the surrounding woods. This will be very valuable knowledge for a return visit.