Hiked West Huntington on 4/9/2017 with Bill and Diane Schor and Larry Babcock. It was a beautiful clear day with temps in the low 30s to start but was almost 60 by the end of the hike. I hadn’t hiked in almost a month as we took an extended camping trip down south to visit National Parks, Seashores, Monuments and Historic Sites. A lot of walking but no hills. We parked at the hairpin turn on the Kanc and followed the Hancock Notch trail for about 3 tenths mile and then started the bushwhack.
We used snowshoes the whole hike but never sank in more than 3 or 4 inches. We never ran into anything really steep or thick but did have some fresh snow falling off the trees and down our necks. Larry being the tallest suffered the most. There were a couple of places on the way up where the trees thinned a bit and we had some views.
We reached the summit and had our PBJs even though it was only 10:45, we were hungry.
On the way down we found a place with great views off to the west that we had missed on the way up.
We continued a little further down and Larry thought there would be some views off to the east if we wandered over that way. So off we went about a 100 yards and sure enough right at the top of some massive cliffs there were some really good views.
We continued down and got 1 more unusual view of Lafayette.
Made it back to the parking lot and drove up the Kanc a little bit to check out parking for our next hike to East Huntington. Only 53 peaks left to finish the New Hampshire 200 Highest.