|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Plymouth Mountain, NH|
||Fauver Link, Sutherland Trail, view ledges spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, December 4, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plowed, frozen parking for several vehicles at the Fauver Link trailhead off of Old Hebron Road. |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Not an issue. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Nothing of note. |
|Lost and Found:
||We had not taken this route up Plymouth Mountain for some time, as we prefer heading up from the west, along the Plymouth Mountain Trail. But, we were in the neighborhood and had a few minutes, so we tried these trails again.|
We noticed that this route have been re-blazed in the past few years with the addition of small yellow plastic disc blazes -- very helpful and more visible, versus the old blue paint blazes down low and the faded yellow paint blazes up top, near the ledge-y area.
Following up on the person who posted on December 3, conditions are very different from then, given some melt and re-freeze.
Trails are, for the most part, hard-frozen, uneven chop and crust with some open wet areas (that will probably freeze up in a few days). Higher up, on the ledges and near the summit, trail is frozen granular with some open areas and plenty of hard-frozen postholes.
In short, unless you decide to head off the beaten path, snowshoes are useless and light traction is the best bet.
Near the summit, a few trenched, well-broken paths diverge from the correct route -- if you don't already know this summit area and its trails, you may find yourself heading off somewhere other than where you intended. (The December 3 post mentions one of these routes.)
Chilly and blustery up top, but very nice sunset from the ledges on the view spur, overlooking Newfound Lake to the south.
||Pancks and Tesco Heaney |
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.