West Castle

Hiked West Castle on 11/7/2016 with Bill Schor and Bill Cronin. It was a bright sunny day with temps in the low 20s when we started but it warmed up pretty quickly to the low 30s. We drove in as far as we could on gravel logging roads until we came to a locked gate.

 

Early morning sun from where we parked
Early morning sun from where we parked

We then walked for a while on a gravel logging road but finally had to enter the woods and bushwhack to the summit. It was nice open woods for most of the hike but near the summit it got a little steeper and thicker spruce. It took us about an hour and 45 minutes to reach the summit.

Really twisted tree
Really twisted tree
Summit canister with moose antler
Summit canister with moose antler
Thick blowdowns
Thick blowdowns and Mt. Washington in the distance
Bill and Bill signing us in
Bill and Bill signing us in

We followed our  tracks back to the car and made the long drive home. Only 10 more peaks left to finish the New Hampshire 100 Highest.

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