|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Plymouth Mountain, NH|
||Plymouth Mountain Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, August 9, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking for a few small vehicles in the pull-outs where Pike Hill Road becomes a Class VI road, and the private driveway hooks left. (Don't block the driveway.) |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Not an issue. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail is in decent shape; recent brushing is evident. There are still some drainage issues in low points, but the trail maintainers at Camp Mowglis have been addressing these for the past couple of years, including this summer, as evidenced by a couple of new drainage ditches. |
||A couple of deer flies and eyes flies, but that was it. |
|Lost and Found:
||We made a quick trip up Plymouth Mountain to take advantage of the beginning of the end of the heat and humidity. As usual, we had the trail to ourselves.|
The best time to hike this trail in the summer is now, near the end of the season's camp session at nearby Camp Mowglis. By this time, the camp has done all of the brushing and trail maintenance for the year -- and it shows. In particular, the grassy/brushy corridor down low -- all that remains from when this area was a logging operation landing some 15 years ago -- is mowed and cleared. A few years back, before the camp began working on this trail again, the corridor was pretty well overgrown and a veritable tick hotel.
We visited the south view ledges, as well; while they've grown in quite a bit over the past decade, one can still get a decent view from the highest ledge.
||Pancks and Tesco Heaney |
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.