Today, The Cohos Trail Association maintains its newest lean-to on the high elevation ridge of Mt. Sanguinary, nearly three miles north of Dixville Notch along the Sanguinary Summit Trail. The Panorama lean-to can easily sleep eight people and 10 in a pinch. There is a well developed spring just 200 feet south of the lean-to (treat all water). The sweeping view from the site is a show-stopper.
Thirteen miles to the south, the association also maintains the Baldhead Lean-to, the first structure we completed. It was donated to TCTA by Abbott Lumber of Sanbornton, NH. This structure sleeps six people confortably. There is water most of the year a quarter mile to the south. The view from Baldhead is more than 40 miles southward to the northern Presidential Range and the Carter-Moriah Range.
Both lean-tos are free of charge. Please keep these structures as clean as when you found them. There is a broom to tidy up with and there are latrines at each site to ensure improved sanitation.
There are several other structures along the route, too. There is one summit cabin at 4,000 feet, one WMNF shelter and five campgrounds that you can stay at right on or near the CT. A hiker hostel, Hiker's Paradise, is actually seven miles off the trail, but it is located in Gorham, NH right next to the bus stop. And there are a number of inns and lodges that provide breaks in their regular pricing to hikers who are moving along the CT.
WHERE TO STAY NOW
Here is where you can stay now. These facilities are a part of The Cohos Trail accommodations system and all but four are located right on or next to the CT, and two of the three that are off the trail are within several miles of the system: