NewEnglandTrailConditions.com
NewEnglandTrailConditions.com:
MA
|
ME
|
NH
|
RI/CT
|
VT
|
Ski
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Squaws Bosom, Mt. Veto, ME
Trails
Trails: Double Top Mountain Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: we parked at nesowadnehunk field campground where we were staying in bsp.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: we followed doubletop mountain trail to double top stream where we started our bushwhack south up the drainage towards squaws. the trail was wet and slippery owing to rain last night. in hindsight we should have left the trail before dropping to the stream which would have yielded a friendlier start up the drainage. the going was really good with lots of open hardwoods and glades with short conifer sections. once on the steeper climb to the summit ridge the woods remained open (now coniferous), but footing more rocky. about 100 ft below the summit ridge the going became pretty difficult and steep with large rocks, deep holes and thick scrub. the difficulty was compounded by wet woods and a stiff cold breeze. we popped out a bit west of the highpoint and the woods moderated, but remained scrappy, heading east to the summit which is on a mostly open knob with great views. we then headed back along the ridge and over the south summit of veto which had another great view from its highpoint. some nice glades mixed with scrappy conifers along the way. continuing north along the ridge we enjoyed a great stretch of magical gladed woods which continued most of the way down to the saddle with veto proper. a short, steep climb and we gained the summit of veto and its cliffs which have an amazing eastern view over the park. a steep drop down to the north dropped us in more glades which we followed down to the next saddle. from there we dropped off the ridge to the east with good going and once grades moderated we turned more north to intersect double top trail north of the brook crossing.  
Name
Name: bryan, Nordic Gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-29 
Link
Link: http:// 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved