|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Spruce Hill, West Moat Mountain, NH|
||Boulder Loop Trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, March 12, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at the Albany Covered Bridge parking area (plowed; WMNF decal required) just off the Kank. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Have to give a special shout out to Nate, Anne & Roger, who arriving ahead of the rest of us, broke out the entire bushwhack. They set a really fine line… and if folks are hiking the NH500… this would be an excellent time to grab these two peaks.|
From parking area, we hiked up the Boulder Loop Trail (east branch) to the HOL. Bushwhacked northerly towards Spruce Hill; easy grades and nice woods. Views S & W from Spruce Hill ledge. Dropped off peak whacking NE'ly towards West Moat. Dropped down to large clear cut, skirting it on its west / high end. We stayed to the slightly SW'ly side of the summit cone to avoid the cliff areas. The West Moat cone was steep: 700' gain over 0.4 mi as the crow flies. But snow conditions were really nice and the woods were fairly decent. Along the way, there was a ledge with terrific views south towards Chocorua and the Three Sisters. The summit itself had a small open view ledge, with views east towards Middle Moat. Jars on both. We descended via same.
Fun day in the woods with Nate, Anne, Roger, Bill C., Bill & Di S.
||Beth Z. |
||btzimr at gmail dot com |
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.