Updated: Nov 12
Bayle Mountain, 1853 feet in the Ossipee Range. This mountain has a unique 360 view from a wide summit of ledges. The 1.4-mile trail starts out on the flats, climbs up through a field of giant boulders, passes a couple places where friction scrambling on uphill ledges is required, and arrives at the open sunny summit. Agility is required. Hunter orange recommended (bear, archery and muzzle loader season). Dogs allowed if they are agile and can be controlled.
To get there from Tamworth, head south on NH 16 past West Ossipee and turn right across from Pizza Barn onto Pine Hill Road. Stay straight at fork. Turn right on Connor Pond Road. After field, bear right on Marble Road and in half a mile pull right into parking space across from hunting camp. It is 4.8 miles from NH 16 to parking lot.
Rain date Sunday 8th.
MEET WHEN: 11/07/2020, Saturday, 12:30pm
(Rain/snow date 11/8, 12:30pm)
MEET WHERE: Ossipee, NH Trail Head - *See directions above, or Call Ed
HIKE LEADERS: Ed Parsons and John Watkins
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate with some scrambling on steeper ledges
For more information call Ed Parsons at 603-960-0363. This hike is sponsored by the Tamworth Community Nurse Association.
Picture 1: Jim and Maureen Diamond, Robert & Carolyn Seston
Picture 2: Betsy Loughran with Benji
Picture 3: Benji (dog), Mark Fournier, Betsy Loughran, Susan McKinnan, Therese Fournier, and Ed Parsons
On November 7, 15 hikers met at the trailhead parking lot for Bayle Mountain in the Ossipee Range. We started up the first leg of the trail, which is a snowmobile route, then turned off on the Bayle Mountain Trail. It was a tough climb, with slippery oak leaves on the ground. But everyone did admirably well. On the summit ledges the view was great. Everyone got down safe and we lingered in the late afternoon light at the cars, basking in the comradery of the trail.