Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Gore Mountain, Mt. Blue, NH
Trails: Snowmobile trail, herd paths, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Drove in via Meriden Hill Road leaving Route 3 North of North Stratford, then took Brown Road for about 1.7 miles which a regular car would be able to drive after this I would recomend a 4-wheel drive with high clearance. Parked just before the gate and Vicky Bunnell Preserve sign. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Beavers have been active about .4 of a mile after leaving the snowmobile trail. Pretty easy to skirt around without adding any distance. no other significant water crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found an old piece of metal that looks like part of a chain from the logging days. 
Comments: Gore Mountain, Bunnell Mountain (Blue)

We began up the road beyond the gate and sign mentioned in Parking section. The grassy road was in better shape that the road that we drove in on. Where the road turns right for snowmobiles at 1.6 miles we headed straight and followed a well-worn moose trail heading in the general direction to the summit. Where the trail continues straight and looks like the way to go, we went right which was more direct. This brought us to a wide open area which was a little bit wet but passable, a short distance beyond the trail became steeper and finally ran out and the bushwhack began. Once on the ridge it was a mix of thick fir and open woods to the summit. From Gore we followed the ridge dropping into the col toward Blue. The col had alot of blowdowns that were the most difficult part of the whack. Once on the uphill side we ran into a moose track up to the ridge and then to the summit. Moose activity was heavy on both summits, looking like the bulls are fighting for supremacy. Our decent took us back down our track about .4 mile then we headed straight to the road avoiding the col entirely. We picked up the road just below the wide open area we went through on the way up.  
Name: FranM 
E-Mail: maineri at metrocast dot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-10-01 
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