|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bald Mountain (Campton), NH|
||Woods road, unnamed trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, November 6, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at the driveable end of Cook Hill Road, outside of a gate. Land is private, but only signed to prohibit hunting. Parking turnaround, room for 3 or more cars. |
||Dry Trail |
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|Lost and Found:
||Sweet little hike... a gem on the NH500 list. |
Drive: From Rt 3 Campton, L onto Dan Web Rd. 0.1; L onto Ellsworth Hill Rd. 1.5; L onto Mason Rd. 1.1; R onto Cook Hill Rd. 0.8 mi.
We hiked a counter clockwise loop. Continue on Cook Hill Road past the gate, walking westerly. In about 0.3 mile, past the second grassy logging area, take a left onto another woods road. If you go straight, and pass a super large cellar hole and hit the maple sugaring area, you have gone too far. Continue on an old woods road climbing NW up to ridge, then SW towards summit. On the col area between sub bump and peak, logging has made the trail tricky to follow, but there is flagging which was easy to see this time of year. After crossing the logging area (about 150 yds), trail re-enters woods. From here the trail wraps up to the summit, and continues obviously easterly, then northerly along another shoulder back down to parking.
Great views. Cellar holes and barn foundations. Crazy huge old orchard along the drive up to this peak. Real fun hike with Steve.
||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.