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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Owl's Head, Blueberry Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Mountain Trail, bushwhack, herd path, logging road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 27, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking at east end of Blueberry Mtn Trail which is off Tunnel Brook Rd - noone else in lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: no issues  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: no problems 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Benton's Owl's Head has been on my to-do list for a LONG time - ever since I could see it from Route 25 in Glencliff - WOW - VERY cool bump on the side of Blueberry Mtn!!!! Outstanding views!!!! I had some intel that there was a trail to it but it was not obvious where to find it so I headed up to Blueberry with the plan to bushwhack down the south/west shoulder until I reached Owl's Head. Shoulder was fairly open but I did step into a deep hole near a rock and it did take some seconds to figure out how to get free.

Once near the knob, I had a bit of a time finding the top of the cliff - I did some circling - it is fairly open in there an there are vistas just within reach all around it. Then I encountered some old blazing as well as some new blazing. The old blazes did NOT follow the direction of the old trail shown on topos (circa 1959) in that area. BUT, the trail bed was quite established and appeared old regardless. NEAT area!

From there I took the unnamed/blazed trail/herd path back to a logging road which connected to the Blueberry Mtn Trail. Caution - this herd path/trail peters out here and there - should be considered a bushwhack!!!!

Very cool area!!!! Too bad the old trails all over Blueberry are long gone!!!!!  
Name
Name: Becca Munroe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beccahiker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-27 
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