In my continuing quest to spend time hiking and operating rather than driving on my Summits on the Air excursions I chose Province Mountain, less than an hour's travel from home and an easy, quick climb to a partial view.
I also like clarity about permission and certainty about my route up. I found W1/AM-409 met both criteria.
On the way down, I apparently forked right instead of left and came back out to the road at a spot marked, for now, by a downed birch. It's a little steeper this way than the segment I went up.
But on the way up, I didn't see that opening and instead continued to this clear and courteous sign.
Just after the marker, there's a nice stretch of hemlocks. Blackburnian warblers were singing here.
It's not a long hike to the top and once there you can take a break on a sturdy bench with a nice view of Province Lake and the White Mountains.