White Mountain Loop (New Hampshire)

A buddy and I took a spontaneous trip up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. We planned to bike and camp for three days. Little planning was involved, but it turned out to be an incredible trip. Below is a recap of that adventure.

This is the map we used to “roughly” plan the ride. Taken from the Gran Fondo New Hampshire. Aside from this, everything was played by ear.

This is the start of our trip. The weather was mild. The sky was clear. It was around 3:oo PM. The campsite was about 50 miles away.

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Spirits were high as we started the trip. 

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Right off the bat, the views were gorgeous. Neither of us had been to New Hampshire and we were pleasantly surprised. There were beautiful fresh water rivers everywhere.

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As we pushed forward, it became cool and started to rain. We were riding the Kancamagus Highway, which was gorgeous. However, the first 25 miles rises to an elevation of about 3000 ft.

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Despite the rain we still made it to the campsite before dark

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The next few days were absolutely perfect. Clear skies, mild temperatures, and a colorful backdrop.

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The selection of dining in the White Mountains is sparse. We stumbled upon Cabin Fever, which was fantastic. Enjoyed a beer and burger after a long ride.

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We did some hiking while we were there. Pictured above is the Arethusa Falls. The highest falls in NH.

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We also hiked to the peak of the mountain above to take in the view of the entire Presidential Range

A brief clip of some riding. Take not of the near perfect conditions

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On the way back to NYC we stumbled upon Polly’s Pancake Parlor. Only one word is needed to describe this place……. HEAVEN

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The trip was absolutely incredible. Three days of biking, hiking, and camping. It was the perfect get-away. This trip put both my friend and I in a relaxed state of mind. We returned to the hustle and bustle full of energy and revitalized.

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