Thursday, July 8, 2010

bald mountain try

i must have heard the weather wrong because i thought today was supposed to not be as hot as the others have been. anyway i tried to hike bald mountain in the ossipee mountains.

i started on gilman valley road where there are lots of signs

i walked through the hidden gravel pit. the dirt piles had changed and the bucket loader had moved since i last was here (
the logging company agreed to close the gravel pit when they were given government money to preserve the land. it was supposed to be closed and rehabilatated a few years ago but theyre still using it.
it was hard to climb up the steep embankments of the pit as i tried to get up to the logging road to bald mountain.

i then saw a machine parked on a snowmobile trail. they were doing something in the woods next to a snowmobile bridge.

i went up the logging road to bald mountain. when i got around the corner a little while, the logging road got pretty rocky.

it was really eroded. i didn't see any water bars and it got worse as i went higher up.

finally it got really eroded and i was getting worried i'd get hurt so i turned around.
the walking was really rough. i'm surprised the government let them do this to the protected land. i want to visit bald mountain but i think this road may be too rough for me.

bayle again

i didn't get around to posting this right away until i emptied my camera for my next post. but i went to bayle on a hot day recently. i thought there would be other people out but there weren't.

there were still lots of trees down on the trail
but it wasn't as bad as when i was here in the spring. come to find out it looks like a nother hiker must have removed some of them according to the notebook at the mountaintop of bayle mountain:

i wonder if they saw the government sign saying no trail maintence. hopefully they don't get into trouble. they could need bail because of bayle.

the views werent that great because it was so hot but it was still a nice day.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


awhile ago i went on a hike to bayle mountain but didn't post the photos because i hadn't figured out a way to put them on here. i first found out about this mountain from a friend and it was a good find. it was closed last year by the government for awhile.

it was kind of confusing to find the trail. first i found this sign, which i think, explains why the trail wasn't in good shape.

the trail wasn't too well maintained, like how there was this tree laying in it

and this tree was kind of hard to get over.

if no one is allowed to maintain this trail then i wonder if it will eventually become impassable. that would be a shame because there are good views from the ledge: