|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Tumbledown Dick, ME|
||Unnamed trail, herd path, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, November 20, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||parked at log landing, road was fine for high clearance vehicles |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||no water crossings |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||My second hike today was up Tumbledown Dick Mountain, also in Gilead. This mountain is on the piece of property which Mahoosuc Land Trust hopes to buy, and in the future there could be some great trails on this and nearby mountains, but for now there are no official trails.|
I parked at the spot marked on the map as "Landing and Mt. View." The road was a bit rough, but solid and was not an issue with high clearance.
For the first 1/3 mile or so, there was a rather obvious path, but that dwindled to a herd path which eventually vanished. After the path vanished it was mostly bushwhacking to the summit and a viewpoint just past it, although I did find a number of cairns in the woods and sections which might have been a herd path. The ledges offered excellent views to the east and separate sets offered views to the south and west.
||Sam Shirley |
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.