My Goodness, the WMNF has so many trails, so many huts, and peaks and....where to start! So I purchased 6 maps, and I am looking for those trails that will allow me some views and scenic opportunities. Perhaps not the usual way to find the trails, but I have some thoughts.
FIRST! What a deal, a the govt has a competition for photos from the Wilderness area. Here is a link.
So I am trying to plan a visit into the wilderness area, offer a couple classes before hand. So my proposal is then to have a seminar on Monday the 15th of July, then trek into one of the natural areas to spend a night coming out the next day.
Looking at the map, the Flat Mountain Pond trail looks to be fairly reasonable grade, and has the Flat Mountain Shelter along it, and is in the wilderness part of the forest. I have never been there, It looks (on a map) to be an easy grade, has a shelter, water, should have great view of Tripyramid Mts. to Mt White face.
Other tramping into the woods I plan
Starting on Rt 113, Emerald Pool, Chandler Gorge, Baldface Circle Trail, Stay at South Baldface Shelter, Meader Ridge Trail, Basin Rim Trail, Stay at Blue Brooke Tent site, Basin Trail and out to Rt 113
302 Kedron Flume Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Mt Wiley, Mt Field, Mt Tom. East views with Mt Washington. Stay in woods with no campsite
Rt 112 Sawyer Pond TrailSawyer Pond Campsite. OOps, this is closed at least for now, might not happen.
Tripoli Rd, Mt Osceola Trail.