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 Cathedral n White Horse Ledges 10/15/15 
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 Cathedral n White Horse Ledges 10/15/15
TRAILS: Cathedral Ledge Rd., Bryce Path, and White Horse Ledge Trail

I started this mornings hike by the coordinates for the trailhead on this site: CLICK HERE. (I always leave in the early mornings dark and need my cars GPS) I love this site and so many off the radar places can be found from it. But it must be an older site. Some times the maps are wrong and the coordinates are wrong like on this hike. It’s very rare, but it does happen. But when that happens, I can just look at the AMC Guide Book Map, or take a look around to find a different place to park or to do the hike if it’s not in any of the AMC books. I truly dig this site!

OK, so anyway....the coordinates for this hike landed me at somebodies driveway. That sure wasn’t the place! So out came the AMC map, and I saw Cathedral Ledge Road brought you right up to the ledge in a lollypop type of road with plenty of tourists waiting for the sunrise. So I figured I’d check it out and THEN make some new plans. I mapped out a really cool hike that brought me to some really nice views, ledges, forest and to White Horse Ledge, which is tremendous! It had views to the S/E and West-ish, (I think. I forgot to look at my compass).

This really turned out to be a beautiful hike through ledges, cool rock formations, boulders and mostly pine trees. But then again....you know how easy it is to please me when it comes to hiking. :D

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Just before sunrise on Cathedral Ledge.
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Here comes the sun!
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Bryce Path to find White Horse Ledge.
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Steep climb down to the junction of Bryce and White Horse Ledge Trail.
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Climbing up this time to a few ledges with nice views.
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This way to W.H.L.
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After about a mile........
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South/East (I think)
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Looking West-ish (I think)
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Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:15 pm
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The red squirrels mustn't have known about your cracked molar, you couldn't eat their nuts anyway. :lol: Some nice views and the color still are not bad up there.

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Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:08 pm
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sorry to hear about the teeth. I'm getting a wisdom tooth ripped out Monday. Garbage all around! Good hike though. Those looked like chipmunks to me. They make squeaky noises. I have been known to be wrong though.


Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:31 pm
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Both red squirrels early in the video and chipmunks later on. They both make a racket, although chipmunks have more of a squeak to their call.

Cool looking hike. I was going to do that EXACT same thing with the family Sunday but it was just too windy up there. Looks like I missed a good one that's worth going back for. I have driven up and explored Cathedral Ledge and hiked around the lake (Echo) down below with the kids but never to White Horse. Someday. It's definitely on the list.

Oh, and you're looking west-ish photo is looking east actually. That's Cranmore and Kearsarge North. I think the south/eastish view is the Moats to the south west actually, but it's hard to tell in that particular pic. Definitely the Moats and Red Ridge you are displaying in your pic.


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Chuck, the color was awesome on that week. Vermont was explosive too!

Gibba, sorry about that wisdom tooth. I still have one left. They're big suckers and they hurt! Ask the doc for it.

GG, yeah, I know I had my baring's wrong on those pix. I have to remember to look at my compass when taking them so I can say which way I'm looking....although, you guys can tell any-who!

Going to Maine this morning. I'll have 3 T/R's to make write up.

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Beautiful pictures from a nice spot. I've been up there, but I cheated by driving up. It looks like it's well worth the hike up there, especially this time of year.


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hophiker wrote:
I've been up there, but I cheated by driving up.

I did too. I didn't know of any other way to get to Cathedral Ledge. But I did hike to White Horse Ledge.

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Keyz56 wrote:
hophiker wrote:
I've been up there, but I cheated by driving up.

I did too. I didn't know of any other way to get to Cathedral Ledge. But I did hike to White Horse Ledge.


Bryce Path comes up from Echo Lake State Park down below IIRC.


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Granite Guy wrote:
Keyz56 wrote:
hophiker wrote:
I've been up there, but I cheated by driving up.

I did too. I didn't know of any other way to get to Cathedral Ledge. But I did hike to White Horse Ledge.


Bryce Path comes up from Echo Lake State Park down below IIRC.

I thought it did. On the drive down, I pulled over at Echo Lake, but I didn't go in too far. I did hear people there. I also heard that people rock climb C.L. I think that's what they were doing. Now that's insane!

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