|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bald Mountain (Dummer), Little Cambridge Black Mountain, NH|
||Bushwhack, logging road|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, November 9, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||From Berlin, East River Road. Right onto Hill Rd. 0.4mi. Right onto Blake Rd. 0.8mi. Right onto ATV road (Bog Brk Rd) 1.1 mi.; Right onto ATV road for 3.5mi. Parked along bumpout on road in a HOL / col between both peaks. |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Had to ford Chickwolnepy Stream to get to Bald. Knee deep & 30' wide. Used plastic trash bags over legs. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Bald Mtn. first. Scrappy and clearly no longer 'bald.' Dropped down through super scrappy blowdown area, forded stream; made way upslope through scrappy blowdowns, then whippets, finally getting some better woods up a steep slope to summit. On the descent, took a more westerly route through MUCH better woods, contouring back around down low through nicer woods to the NW face to catch our ascent tracks. Plastic bag trick over boots made the stream crossings smooth and quick. This was steep and scrappy in places, and slick with new snow. Glad to have this one behind us.|
Little Cambridge Black. Easy squeezie. Entered an old overgrown logging road heading north, to the east side of this peak. (Can see this Google satellite layer.) Followed this relatively open old skidder road, with occasional slash, for about 0.7 miles until we were just a bit north of due east of the peak. Took a bearing for the summit (now 0.4 as the crow flies) and had super open woods the entire way. Nice to get this easy one after the harder one in the morning.
Another fine day out with JEM3.
||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.