|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Muise, NH|
||Bungy Road, Champion Road, logging road, bushwhack, Gadwah Notch Trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, February 13, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||We came up the east side of Bungy Road, which was plowed to point 1687 on the USGS map, with room to park near a snowbank. In hindsight, we could have come up the west side of Bungy Road, which was plowed to Champion Road. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Between Moran Notch and Gadwah Notch Trail, snowbridged. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Brief Bungy Road walk westbound had maybe 6" of powder on top of either a plowed or groomed surface (or both).|
From there, we turned onto Champion Road southbound (groomed snowmobile corridor) and took it for about 1.1 miles, then took a left onto a logging road, which required shin to knee deep trailbreaking. We took this to where it met Moran Brook, then headed up toward Moran Notch in open woods (occasional logging road), which we stayed just east of at perhaps between 2,600 and 2,700 feet. We then slabbed down and crossed Nash Stream (snow covered), then climbed up to the Gadwah Notch Trail (Cohos Trail), which had fortunately been snowmobiled in the past week.
Prior to reaching Nash Stream again, we headed southeast into logged areas and generally open woods up to the western ridge of Muise, then followed it up to the summit. With the exception of a tight area near the steeps, the woods were generally decent going with the current deep snowpack (probably 4 feet).
Cold day up north with ambient temperature never reaching zero. Fortunately the sunny skies made it a bit more tolerable. Including road walk, round trip clocked in at about 10.6 miles.
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.