|A Virtual Hike of Mt. Monadnock--Summit to Base via White Cross
mm05040094--Spruce Link Junction
Want to get back to the trailhead as quickly as possible? Take Spruce Link straight ahead. However, the trails basically form a square, despite what the park's trail map suggests, and you save only a couple of minutes at best by taking the Link. However, the Link does continue downhill more steadily than the White Cross Trail does--something your legs might be concerned with at this point.