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Welsh Mountain Ledges
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I had a couple of hours free in the morning near my house in Campton so I headed back to the Welch-Dickey trailhead for a hike most of the way up Welch Mountain. Conditions were good with great snow coverage on the ledges. The scene at the first open ledge on the southern shoulder was enhanced by a snowman peering across the valley at Sandwich Dome.
From this ledge I caught views of the high ridges of Sandwich, a massive, sprawling mountain. I continued hiking up with gnarled oaks on the way up to the next ledges. My turnaround point was the huge open slab at about 2200 ft., here looking over at Cone Mountain.
Looking south from the top of the slab there were views of the Campton Range. I always enjoyed seeing the healthy-looking Jack Pines, a northern tree that in the White Mountains is found only on Welch Mountain, the Webster Cliffs, Mt. Chocorua's Carter Ledge, and a few other locations.
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