Mt. Deception

Hiked Mt. Deception on 9/30/2016 with Bill and Diane Schor. It was another nice day with cool temps to start. We parked at campsite number 7 on Cherry Mountain Road and started the bushwhack to West Deception. It doesn’t count on the list but it has good views and is only a half mile from the true summit. The route was pretty easy at first with lots of mushrooms.

Mushrooms on the way to West Deception
Mushrooms on the way to West Deception
Diane making her way through the ferns
Diane making her way through the ferns

When walking through ferns you have to be careful where you put your feet as the holes, stumps and logs are hidden. Just before we got to the summit of West it got pretty steep and was slow going. We made it to the summit and were rewarded with some views that were partially blocked by some young trees. I ate my PBJ here.

Crawford Notch with a little fall foliage
Crawford Notch with a little fall foliage

We left the summit of West and made our way pretty easily to the true summit. The summit is pretty flat and it took us a few minutes to find the canister. We signed in and looked at the map to figure out a way down.

Bill and Diane at the summit
Bill and Diane at the summit
Trees on the summit
Trees on the summit

Leaving the summit we had to make our way through a lot of closely spaced trees and then we encountered a 20 foot cliff that we were able to zig zag down.

Diane coming down the cliff
Diane coming down the cliff

After the cliff it was an easy walk back to the car. Only 17 peaks left to finish the New Hampshire 100 Highest.

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