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Saddleback is heavily wooded, although from the air it appears very ledgy.

Given its isolated location , seems like it should have terrific views.

Yet, there are very few references or trail reports around. Mysterious.

This one report covers 4 separate trips spanning the last month or so.


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Still working on getting back into hiking shape, I've been looking at shorter walks and conservation areas.

Ideally, a few views, some non-road walking some trails and a map ...

The  Epsom Town forest on Nottingham Mountain caught my attention and I started looking at it.

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Hmm, not far away, a map, a trail , some vistas and some ledge ....



I don't hike outside of NH much, not out of ay sense of loyalty, just not interested for some reason.

But I've looked at Mt Agamenitcus from a lot of other peaks and I have heard some positives about it.


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So with a spare afternoon of good weather, I decided to head for Maine.

I'm not generally a fan of fireworks, but they make interesting photographic subjects.

I havent been able to get out to do much photography the last few months, and really needed to just do something last night.

 Anything.

 Even fireworks.


 

Though Candia is a smallish town, the display was impressive. 


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After spending a few days with plague, I was more behind than usual on some paperwork, so I played catch-up Sat Morning.

I missed the LRCT celebration on Mt Piper, managed to reach the gate at about 2 PM.

It was like driving by Mt Major ... lots of cars !


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Well, it was late, and I decided I wanted a shorter and more solitary hike anyway.

So I drove up the carriage Rd to the top parking lot and walked down the road to the White Trail and headed for the Boulder Trail

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