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Mt Major has become a little like Pawtuckaway for me - good views, relatively close and a good 'training' hike.

Really needed to get out on this gorgeous day, but still not sure how solid my foot would be, so while I really wanted to go

to South Piper, I decided to opt for Major. 

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Plus, I thought the lake would be a nice deep Spring blue.




Working my way back into shape after some winter foot trouble.

Pawtuckaway is always a good place to get back into shape, well, except for bug season anyway.

Good trails, good views. And today, no bugs. And the mud is almost all gone.

Shirtsleeve temps! Sun! Clouds! Blue!
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A goodly portion of Southern NH seemed to agree this was the place to be today.

Cars lined up along Reservsation Road near trailheads or gates ( Tower & Round Pd rd still gated).

But the woods are pretty big; it wasn't crowded, even at the tower.

Working on getting back into decent shape, and starting to get a little tired of the Belknaps ( I know, heresy, right?)

But not ready for the trip I want to do to complete the Ossipees, and no time for the Whites.

So , another Belknap trip. Decided the way to avoid boredom was to work in a trail I'd only done once but found interesting.


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And pretty untraveled, though well blazed....

I leave it to you, O Gentle Reader, to decode which trail that might be  :)



 

Ok, so not really much of a trip.   Just out the back door, in fact.

Been kind of tied down with an injury, so not hiking so much the last couple of months, which has been very frustrating with some of the stellar weather we've had.  But ... such is life.

Anyway, with Spring finally arriving I saw this fellow out and about yesterday. He looks pretty hungry, probably looking for Spring breakfast!



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Well, ,Happy New Year !

A little late, but it's still a mostly new year :)

No better way to start a new year than with some winter hiking!

 

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