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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Muise, NH
Trails
Trails: Road walks, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Found a good place to park on Bungy road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We started by walking the road that follows the north branch of Simms Stream. With no visuals we took a map and compass bearing on the summit of Muise. The multiple drainages and shoulders of this peak confused us a bit. We second guessed ourselves on the certainty of our start point and other factors. As we became wet and a little turned around and pursued a few courses, a view of Kelsey was a big help in getting back on track. The clouds lifted enough to get a good field bearing on Muise. We beelined for it, which unfortunately involved a slight decent. There was nothing too thick, but wet new snow and continuous precip soaked us. Once we hit the recognized high point we took a bearing, not wanting to follow our tracks out as neither of us liked our accent route. We hit some thick going on the way down, the worst of which was in areas of second growth. Eventually we hit a logging road that took us to Champion road and finally back to Bungy where we had to road walk back to Wayne’s truck.

It was a hard day due to navigational struggles and weather. I suspect this peak is easier from Nash Stream forest, when the road is open. Thanks to Grity Coil for hiking this one with me.
 
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-28 
Link
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