Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Table Rock. July 7, 2018

About 1.8 miles, 660 feet

Table Rock Climbing Trail, Table Rock Trail, NH 26 road

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We started our hike at around 3:45 p.m. after about a 2 1/2 drive.  Table Rock Climbing Trail is a three tenths of a mile trail that is very steep and even slightly scrambly, and it is on The Terrifying 25 list.  We made our way up at a pretty good pace and eventually got to Table Rock (a rocky ledge that juts out from the mountainside).  I then decided to take some artistic (and non-artistic) pictures with my Lumix camera.

The Balsams Resort...

Looking the way I came from the middle of the ledge...

An artistic photo...

The sky was so blue; it was a beautiful day!

Here are Mom and Alex scooting out towards the farthest, and narrowest, part of Table Rock.

The lake next to Balsams Resort.

Here are some photos I took when I went out to where Mom and Alex were in the previous photographs...

When I got back over to the middle part of the ledge, I noticed some words carved into the rocks.  This is so horrible, as it really destroys people's nature experience when they see graffiti.


We headed down the Table Rock Trail, which is eight tenths of a mile long.  It was quite pretty!

After hiking down the Table Rock Trail, we reached NH 26.  We then walked about seven tenths of a mile up the road to the start of the Table Rock Climbing Trail, where our car was parked.  Overall, the hike was really fun and the day was beautiful.  We had a great time!

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