Western New Hampshire Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"During this overnight hike, you might be lucky enough to spot a peregrine falcon. A reintroduction program at Holts Ledge has been successful, and falcons have been nesting below the ledge since 1987. There may be signs posted to keep hikers away from the nesting area—please obey them. On this traverse, there are a few steep climbs and descents, but a number of places offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. You can hike from either direction, but we suggest starting at NH 25A and traveling south.
It gets the toughest climbs out of the way early and leaves the easier sections for the second day. If you prefer to tackle the tougher climbs and descents on the second day, you will want to hike north from Goose Pond Road. Smarts Mountain Shelter and Tentsite makes a nice location to camp, and it divides the outing into two hikes of roughly equal length."