|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Burton Peak, Holt Peak, Temple Mountain, NH|
||Wapack Trail, Beebe Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, September 13, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||We spotted a couple of cars at the old Temple Mt. ski area (across from Miller State Park) and drove around to the small parking area on Temple Road in Sharon to start the hike. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||A few small running drainages, easily hopped. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No issues on Wapack, aside from slight brushiness in spots. Beebe is overgrown and grassy in its lower section. One short flooded section could use bog bridges. No blowdowns anywhere. Water bars on Wapack Trail were working beautifully. |
||Sure. We had two adventurous and happy dogs with us. Lots of mud for them. :) |
||Only a few. |
|Lost and Found:
||South to north traverse along the Temple Mountain ridgeline, group of five (and two dogs).|
Mainly wet trail from overnight rains with many areas of minor mud. Some standing water in places, especially down lower on Beebe Trail. Lots of slick, mossy rock / ledge. Minimal views from the ridgeline viewpoints due to it remaining in the clouds. But no matter, this is such a great ridgewalk through beautiful forest, past artistic cairns and alongside interesting geology. One of my favorite hikes in southern NH. We visited the off-trail high points for all three peaks as well as the cairn garden and stone chairs. For the descent, we took the Beebe Trail, which is a much nicer alternative to walking the eroded cell tower access road, and goes past some artifacts from the old ski area.
We only encountered some light misting on the way down, and saw no one else on the trail.
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.