|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Muise, NH|
||Road walks, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 27, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Found a good place to park on Bungy road |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Spring Snow |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||We started by walking the road that follows the north branch of Simms Stream. With no visuals we took a map and compass bearing on the summit of Muise. The multiple drainages and shoulders of this peak confused us a bit. We second guessed ourselves on the certainty of our start point and other factors. As we became wet and a little turned around and pursued a few courses, a view of Kelsey was a big help in getting back on track. The clouds lifted enough to get a good field bearing on Muise. We beelined for it, which unfortunately involved a slight decent. There was nothing too thick, but wet new snow and continuous precip soaked us. Once we hit the recognized high point we took a bearing, not wanting to follow our tracks out as neither of us liked our accent route. We hit some thick going on the way down, the worst of which was in areas of second growth. Eventually we hit a logging road that took us to Champion road and finally back to Bungy where we had to road walk back to Wayne’s truck. |
It was a hard day due to navigational struggles and weather. I suspect this peak is easier from Nash Stream forest, when the road is open. Thanks to Grity Coil for hiking this one with me.
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.