Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sages Ravine & Mt. Race, Mt. Washington State Forest

Wednesday, we hiked 10 miles on a beautiful section of the Appalachian Trail. We started at the Undermountain Trailhead (on Rte 41), walked up to the Paradise Lane Trail to the AT. Then we walked down into and through Sages Ravine and up along the ridge to Mt. Race and down the Racebrook Falls Trail. The micro-views of rocks, greenery and the river with its small falls in Sages Ravine are amazing. Then the rock ledges up to Mt. Race provide awesome easterly views. I will be doing this again soon!

Flat rocks along the Paradise Lane Trail provide a view of Bear Mountain.
Some people say that this is the most beautiful section of the AT!
One of many little waterfalls and pools along the ravine.
These Poly Pody and Wood ferns were growing right out of this tree trunk.
And the tree was still living and had leaves on it!
I loved this view of the red maples in the swamp below and Twin Lakes beyond.
The ledges provide a great view for a long section along the ridge.
The top of Mt. Race with scrub oaks still green and a maple already turned.

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