Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Scar Ridge - West Peak, NH
Trails: Bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the trailhead for the Discovery Trail and crossed over Route 112 to start the hike. Lot is plowed and space for 6-8 cars.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Had to cross the Hancock Branch of the Pemigewasset River. Was able to find a almost shore-to-shore section of ice to easily cross. It was just a little bit west of the entrance to Big Rock Campground.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: It’s a bushwack.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn’t have one with us.  
Bugs: None.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: My friend lost an Apple Air Pod (right ear) about a mile in and at elevation about 2,100 feet. Nothing like looking for a tiny white piece of plastic in deep snow.  
Comments: Did this one with Tabitha. The last report, and last sign-in in the register, was from January 6th. Saw no evidence whatsoever of any being up there since then. After crossing the river we pretty much followed the south spine all the way up to the ridge. Down low the woods were relatively open, then as the route got steeper the woods got thicker. At times you couldn’t see your own feet. Had to do a lot of ducking and weaving to push through the branches.

Around 3,000 feet there is steep series of rocks that looks like you will have to scramble up them don’t. Work your way around to the left and there’s a perfect entry point near a big root ball on your right. Took the wrong line (twice) between the old summit and the new one - went too far to the south. It was like trying to push through a bunch of Christmas trees that were tied together in a bundle. Went a little further to the north and found “open” woods.

TrailThanks to whoever painted the canister orange - very easy to see.  
Name: Michael & Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-20 
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