"The Cold Calm Before the Next Storm" (pictures)
We began at the Blue Job Mountain State Park parking lot on First
Crown Point Road in Strafford, NH. We bundled up in our heavy winter clothing, gaiters and snow shoes. I was surprised to find two other hikers here today. It was about 10 degrees and in spots where the wind was blowing...probably 0. The hike started with cold hands and cold limbs.
The descent was a little difficult to start, negotiating holes in the trail from a bare-booter. And then the short steep pitches. Once level it was an easy jaunt back out to the parking lot. Always a nice hike with just enough climbing to get your blood pumping and a feeling of solitude on the trails.