Hiking to Arethusa Falls via the Frankenstein Cliff Trail, Crawford Notch, New Hampshire!

Good morning from the Dry River Campground in Crawford Notch State Park, White Mountains, NH!

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A bit cold this morning, so much so that it merited starting a fire to ward off the chill. Here’s a good look at our camping spot-

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A wonderful discovery at the general store the previous day was this Bisquick “Shake ‘n Pour” pancake mix. Terrible packaging what with all that plastic that will just end up in a landfill, but it sure can’t be beat for camping convenience!

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Pancakes and cherries with butter and local honey for breakfast- YUM!

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Today’s plan is to hike to New Hampshire’s tallest waterfall- Arethusa Falls! The trailhead is just a short hike from our campground!

Crawford Notch State Park Hiking Trails and Summits Map

Crawford Notch State Park Hiking Trails and Summits Map

It’s a beautiful day! We pack water, snacks and our bathing suits and head out! It’s just a short jaunt down the road to reach the Frankenstein Cliff trailhead-

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The Frankenstein Cliff trail is steep and a bit challenging!

Frankenstein Cliff Trail, Crawford Notch State Park, NH

Frankenstein Cliff Trail, Crawford Notch State Park, NH

I see you!! šŸ˜‰

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Nice and cool in the shade of the forest, Kristhawee powered up the steep trail like a champ! We hiked under the Frankenstein Trestle which is under construction. Would be cool too see a trail go by!

The Frankenstein Trestle in Crawford Notch State Park, White Mountains, NH

The Frankenstein Trestle in Crawford Notch State Park, White Mountains, NH

Little guy started to run out of steam. No worries, take a break, we have all day!

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Lotsa critters in these woods-Ā  a well camouflaged toad:

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We pass small waterfalls on our way up-

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This trail is seriously steep!

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Finally we reach the top and the trail levels out a bit-

Frankenstein Cliff Trail, Crawford Notch State Park, NH

Frankenstein Cliff Trail, Crawford Notch State Park, NH

Another toad šŸ™‚
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Some pretty awesome views from up here!!!

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Looking north toward Arethusa Falls which is just a speck in the distance:

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