I took Spring Break off from work so I could spend it with my boys. Since the weather was looking seasonably warm we decided to camp in the White Mountains National Forest for a couple of days. After a cold night we headed up the Kancamagus Highway and Interstate-93 to Franconia Notch State Park to hike the Bald Mountain and Artist’s Bluff loop just north of the notch.
After a brief detour (I was looking for parking for the trail and didn’t realize it was in the overflow parking lot at Cannon Mountain Ski Resort) we found the trailhead and started our hike at 12:30 pm. There were a few cars in the lot and the weather was a bit cool, but clear and dry. Perfect hiking weather.