|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Misery (Henniker), NH|
||Woods roads, ATV trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, April 13, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||I parked roadside along Rt. 114 at the Warner / Henniker town line, where an unmarked road leaves the south side of the highway. |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||One stream crossing was easily hopped. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A couple of minor blowdowns in places. |
||Sure I guess. |
|Lost and Found:
||While in the area, I literally picked this off the street atlas, and it turns out there is a route to the top.|
From where I parked, I walked in the unmarked road a few yards to a junction, turned right and then left at a large yellow gate at the start of a gravel woods road. This road was soft underfoot with patches of snow. I followed this road all the way up to a sharp left turn, where there is a clearing. From the clearing, a narrower ATV trail climbs directly to the summit. This trail is eroded and moderately sloped, with one short, steep pitch. Some minor muddy areas here.
The summit is wooded but there are some peeks through the trees. It is not recognized from what I could see. There is a neat split boulder / small cave just beyond the summit. The ATV trail continues down the other side to points unknown.
Descending the ATV trail, just before getting back to the clearing, I turned right onto an older woods road., which angled back down toward the highway. I encountered several junctions with other obscure roads, but just kept heading down, eventually reaching a large clearing near the yellow gate where I started. This route down was very mucky, eroded and brushy, and I wouldn't recommend it until it dries out, if it ever does.
For just throwing a dart at the map, it wasn't a bad little hike.
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.