|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Currier Mountain, NH|
||Fire road, snowmobile corridor 11, woods road, bushwhack, herd paths|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, August 3, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||We drove Cherry Mountain Rd and took a left onto Mill Brook Rd. We went past gated fire road #93B and parked at the next gated fire road. This fire road had no number on it. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||no issues |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Mt Currier is on the NH Fire Tower List. |
We drove Cherry Mountain Rd and took a left onto Mill Brook Rd. We went past gated fire road #93B and parked at the next gated fire road. This FR had no number on it. We crossed the gate heading east and at about a third of a mile we hit snow mobile corridor #11 and turned southeast. We followed this for just over a mile and just below 2100 feet of elevation to a junction. The main trail turned east but started bushwhacking up an older woods trail that keep heading southeast towards a col just to the south of our destination. We had nice woods and were on and off this woods road as it was being reclaimed by the forest.
Found a moose bone, then a moose skull and just after a good mile we hit the col at just over 2600 ft. The col had lots of moose activity as we looked around, but we had no luck finding any antlers.
We then started our finial climb up to the summit. First hit lots of blow downs, then some thick pine for a short distance and then back to open woods to the recognized high point and register. We found the summit jar on the ground, we re-attached it as best we could. After signing in we dropped a short distance east to check out the views towards Mt Mitten and the Presidential Range.
For our trip back, we jumped off the southwest side of the summit avoiding the blowdowns, picked up a quick and easy-going older woods road heading northwest and followed it just over a half mile to an over grown field. We pushed our way through this field area, turned west, soon hit easy going woods road / snow mobile trail that brought us back to the start of us bushwhack at 2100 feet.
At this point we were back on snow mobile corridor #11 heading northwest for just over a mile and took a left (west) back to our truck.
Nice hike with my beautiful bride clocking in just over 6 miles and 1200 feet of elevation gain.
Could the NEXT hiker up bring new string for the summit jar and if you folks notice repairs are needed, note it in your trip reports so we can help preserve the history of this peaks.
||Brian Bond |
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.