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Location: 43.9211, -71.3292 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Lincoln on Nov 9, 2009
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Shady Behind big rock cave. View of Mt. Mexico and Chocorua. Secluded area.

Getting There 

This rail runs from the cabin train .3 mi from NH 113a over the flat ridge of Mt. Mexico to the Whitin Brook and Old Paugus Trails. Start off NH 113 A diverge right of cabin trail, Big Rock Cave Trail ascends moderately on a recently used logging road that fades away to a trail reaching the very flat summet of Mt. Mexico at 1.1 mi. Descend moderately passing big rock cave. 1.6mi

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Weather station 2.1 miles from here

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By ward smith
Mar 26, 2012
This area is in a designated wilderness (I didn't know either).

Somebody recently bolted a sport route at the cave, which has come up as a problem in a discussion between the AF and Forest Service.

If whoever bolted out there would like to PM me at I will keep you confidential. Or, you can send me a note with letters cut out of magazines and no return address to: Ward Smith, 105 Montague Road, Wendell MA 01379.

I am guessing that whoever did this did not know it was within a wilderness area.


By iBolt
Mar 26, 2012
1) i didn't bolt the route, so don't blame me....
that said:
2) i didn't know that bolts were forbidden in "wilderness areas," i thought bolts placed with "power drills" were forbidden...

sounds like the usfs need to do a better job in letting the rest of us (you know, the tax payer types who fund the usfs...) exactly what we can and cant do on public land....

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