|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Goves Mountain - Northeast Peak, Lucias Lookout, Lucias Lookout - South Peak, NH|
||Five Summers Trail, Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway, Bear Pond Trails, woods roads, herd paths, bushwhacks|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, September 9, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at the end of Pillsbury State Park Road off Rt 31 |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||no issues |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Nice hike with a combination of trails, woods roads, herd paths and bushwhacking to two of New Hampshire’s 300 Highest peaks Goves Mtn - North Peak and Lucias Lookout - South Peak (Little Sunapee) and although not on any list Lucias Lookout is a great destination with breathtaking views |
We got off to a slow start due to poor trail signage that added a few miles at the start but once on the right path we headed up 5 Summers trail. After a few miles and as the trail turns east at about 2100 ft we jumped off and started bushwhacking northwest to Goves Mtn - North Peak in nice open woods. We cross some old woods roads along the way at steady grade. At roughly 2300 ft we hit some steep stuff to the summit. This summit rather flat with lots of bumps here and there. Like others crazy bushwhackers before me, after searching for the jar all over and checking the altimeter we hit the high point and called it the recognized high point.
Our next destination was Lucias Lookout. That said we continued our bushwhack heading northeast starting in nice open wood, soon turning a little thicker with lots of hobble brush and back to nice woods as we hit an older trail for a short distance heading in our direction, crossed a snowmobile as we started our climb to Lucias Lookout and the best views of the day.
We set off south on the Monadnock - Sunapee Greenway Trail, jumped off bushwhacking on moderate grade up the east ridge of Lucias Lookout - South Peak (Little Sunapee) prior to the Moose Lookout camp site. After hitting the recognized high point and signing into the resister we dropped back down to the Monadnock - Sunapee Greenway Trail, onto Bear Pond Trail, 5 Summers Trail and back to the car.
Nice loop hike in Pillsbury State Park with lots of bear and a little moose signs along the way. We clocked 11.5 mile of which 3 plus were bushwhacks.
||Brian Bond |
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