Hiked Bald Cap on 8/30/2017 with Larry Babcock and Sally Bubier. Weather was forecast to be cloudy in the morning and clearing up in the afternoon and that is exactly what happened. Bald Cap is located in Shelburne, NH and is about a half mile off the Appalachian Trail. We hiked up 3.1 miles on the Peabody Brook trail and then a short distance along the AT before we started the bushwhack. Going up the Peabody Brook trail we took a short side trip over to Giant Falls. The falls are quite tall but very little water as it has been so dry.
We continued up the trail and came to Dream Lake which is at the junction of the Peabody Brook trail and the AT, it has great views to the south and the Presidential Range.
After we started the bushwhack we weren’t very far in when we ran across a well blazed property line that we think marked the Appalachian Trail corridor. I have seen this in Maine but never before in New Hampshire.
The bushwhack was mostly through open woods with lots of soft sphagnum moss. The first 100 feet or so was through thick spruce but the rest was quite easy.
We reached the summit and found the canister, signed in and ate our PBJs. This was the most unusual summit canister I have seen.
We headed back down and found a few things to photograph before we got back to the trail.
On the way down we took another side trip to Bald Cap Peak ledges. This trail was not here when I was redlining this area several years ago. There were some nice views from the ledges and worth the trip over there.
We went back to the trail and continued down and back to the cars. Only 19 more peaks to finish the New Hampshire 200 Highest list.