|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Blue Ridge (Middle Peak), Blue Ridge (North Peak), Mt. Wolf, NH|
||Kinsman Ridge Trail, bushwhacks|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, March 8, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Beaver Brook lot off Route 112 plowed. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Plenty of spruce leaners, etc. We cut out a few. Also very brushy with current snow depths (some places the airway is almost completely filled in). |
|Lost and Found:
||Kinsman Ridge Trail was not broken out, so it was slow going up the steeps from Route 112. Another party came in part way during the day, so the initial segment is somewhat packed out for snowshoe use. Variation of powder, granular, and somewhat firm drifting. Snowpack probably 3-4 feet.|
Trail was quite hard to follow in some areas due to minimal/faded/white blazes, as well as open woods and blowdowns. Also areas of extremely deep snow, in which top brushed branches are just above the snowpack.
We also did a short bushwhack to the North Peak of Blue Ridge (ie point 3,009), which was surrounded in snow laden spruce.
No sign of any traffic coming up the Gordon Pond Trail, but we could see some tracks on the pond itself.
We also did the very short bushwhack to the once recognized highpoint of Mt. Wolf (the middle of three bumps on the USGS), but found no evidence of the old jar. Thanks in part to the snowpack, the viewpoint on point 3,478 was fantastic.
No sign of any traffic coming to Wolf from the north.
Congratulations to Bryan on another checkmark on his single season winter 52-With-A-View list!
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.