|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Millsfield Mountain, NH|
||Access road, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, March 15, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||I had no problem driving a small front-wheel Drive car the nine miles in Dummer Ponds and Phillips Brook Road. This brought me very close to the summer start point. I drove just past the road up the wind farm and parked in a pull-off on Phillips Brook Road.
Signs suggest that the wind company prefers not to have people walking on the road. Since I watched two snowcats head up, I did choose to bushwhack a fair distance to avoid being shut out. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow |
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|Lost and Found:
||Snowcats have been up the road, so all is packed, but lose. I walked the road to near where it is shown as ending on USGS and then began bushwhacking towards tower 25. The woods were open and the snow was supportive until near the top, where I hit some wet/soft stuff. I hit the road near tower 25 and walked it to 26 and the highpoint. This route may have been faster than the road in these conditions, as it cut a major corner. |
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.