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There is a big open space, suitable for parking, immediately east of the bridge across the Pemi on NH 49:
The bridge is narrow, so there is a pedestrian walkway on one side of it
I then turned onto Mason Road, and soon saw the first wild flowers I have seen this spring in New Hampshire
I sat there for a while, enjoying the views and had half my lunch.
There is an old cemetery at the junction of Mason and Cook Hill roads
5/8/09 Bald Mountain, Campton, NH. The photo gallery linked to in that post has a map with the route roughly drawn.
There is a large house at the end of the road, with a big clearing,
through which there are excellent views of Franconia Notch
and Franconia Ridge
On the way down I noticed a cellar hole by the side of Cook Hill Road; I had not noticed it on the way up
There were good views of the Tripyramids and Sandwich Dome all along the upper part of Mason Road, this photo also shows (barely, inside red circle) the lunch bench and its guardian bear
I had the second half of my lunch there, and continued back to my car. The walk was about four miles each way with 1,100 feet of elevation gain with excellent views made for a most enjoyable non hiking day!