|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bald Cap Peak Ledge, NH|
||Peabody Brook Trail, Bald Cap Ledge Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, December 31, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||We shoveled out a spot on the north side of North Road near the PBT sign being careful not to block the passageway/access. WMG says to park on south side of road, but north side looked much safer, our car is small, and there were no "no parking" signs. There is also parking available where the AT turns left off North Road which adds 0.5 mile each way. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||There is a new looking footbridge on the big lower crossing of Peabody Brook. Other two crossings were easy with care. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No blowdowns! Looked like these trails were being taken good care of. |
||Would be a good dog hike. |
|Lost and Found:
||For anyone in the Shelburne-Gorham area looking to do a nice 6 miler on New Years Day, this route has been broken out by the two of us, up and down. Snow depths ranged from 6" at the start to 12, to 15, to even 18" in spots higher up. A good workout today on a beautiful trail.|
The goal was to get some elevation and redline Bald Cap Ledge Spur, a newer 0.5 mile trail that is not in the current WMG. This yellow-blazed spur leaves PBT just before reaching Dream Lake, climbs a tiny bit, then descends to the ledge viewpoint. Great views of Carter-Moriah and Northern Presidentials from here!
The trip down took half as long as the climb! Didn't see anyone else all day. Was happy to get 2000+ vert which nudged the yearly total over a million. Yippee ki yi yippee yay.
||Snowflea and Fancypants |
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.