|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Blue, West Blue, NH|
||Washburn Road, herd paths, bushwhacks|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, July 1, 2014|
|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. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.