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The Kanca and White Mountain (West Lebanon, New Hampshire)

Journal entry for Tuesday 28th Aug, 2012 (day 55, miles 8533)

West of Rumford we arrived in the town of Gorham, the start of our traverse of the White Mountain State Forest. It is an obvious jump off point for hikers of the Appalachian Trail as we saw many people with packs of varying sizes walking purposefully around the town. South out of Gorham, Highway 16 passes the turn off to Mt Washington and its Auto Road to the summit (but cars only). Farther south at Conway we picked up the Kancamagus Highway (or the Kanca as it is apparently known). This road winds west along the Swift river for some miles before starting a steep climb to Kancamagus Pass. There after it descends along the Pemigewasset River into the town of Lincoln. Here we picked up the Sawyer Highway (SR118) to complete our traverse of the White Mountain State Forest and eventually arrived in Wentworth.

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