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Peaks
Peaks North Blue, West Blue, NH
Trails
Trails: Washburn Road, herd paths, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There is room to pull off at the gate on Washburn. The road is in right next to Blue Mtn. Variety. At fork before gate do not go right steeply uphill, stay left. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
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: Washburn road practically crosses the parking lot of Blue Mtn. Variety. I missed it the first time and ended up wasting about 45min walking around an excavation site which I thought was on the road. I saw a very close up view of a bear cub during this blunder. No sign of mom.

Once on the right road I drove to the gate and began to walk towards Cleveland notch. I passed a local with a dog who said it was 4mi, but I thought it felt shorter to the notch. There is a view of Kelsey just past the notch. From there I got on a snowmobile trails and eventually herd paths, which took me to the summit of Blue North. Very easy.

I descended the road to the second major crossing, down from the notch and took a bearing on west. The woods were open for the entire accent. Interestingly, Jack from Littleton was there just yesterday. I descended roughly the same path and returned to my car. These peak were not hard at all once I was on the right road. The toughest part of the day was the heat.
 
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-07-01 
Link
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