|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Sugar Hill, Tumbledick Mountain, NH|
||Cohos Trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, July 9, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Coleman State Park - visitor parking confusing - sign in front of Visitor Center said, "PARK IN FRONT OF OFFICE!" But I couldn't find any office on the map so I parked at the lakefront parking area. Visitor Center said Open but there was a note that they went into town. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||the snowmobile trail/Cohos Trail collects water |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||chest- and waist-high grass and very little drainage along the snowmobile trail - you follow it for a couple miles in - a bit of a slog. BUT, it is well-marked with yellow blazes - yay!!!! |
||ayuh!!!!! BUGS!!!!!! Mostly horseflies. But, didn't find any ticks, surprisingly!!!! |
|Lost and Found:
||Sugar Hill (Stewartstown), Tumble Dick Mountain|
Trail goes right through a campsite - kind of awkward while people are eating breakfast but I gave them a strong hello!!!! Had to figure where I was on the map to head southbound from the state park.
Headed to height of land where I did Sugar Hill (Firetower peak but no firetower on it) - WATCH OUT - I AM PRETTY SURE I FOUND NETTLES UP THERE!!! VERY ITCHY!!! Summit has an ATV trail in the wrong direction - very scrappy and open - I headed down to a lower bump to check that out, too.
From there I decided to head to Tumble Dick - why? Well why not - it's right there!!! Had some difficulty finding the snowmobile trail after - got disoriented and the land kind of tilts you away from the trail!!!!
||Becca Munroe |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.