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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Stonehouse Forest, Bumfagging Hill, Stonehouse Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Locke Trail, bushwhack, Overlook Trail, Ledges Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At the main Stonehouse Pond trailhead off US 202 in Barrington. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: This visit was primarily to walk the 3.8 mi. Locke Trail end to end. On the way in, the trail passes right over the summit of Bumfagging Hill, so there is no longer a need to bushwhack to this peak. The high point is a few yards off trail, indicated by a register placed by a noted register placer. ;) I was the third person to sign in since it was placed here in August.

On the return trip, instead of doing a long circuitous loop on trails, I bushwhacked in a direct route northwest over the unofficially-named Stonehouse Mountain (511 ft. peak shown on the USGS) and both its summit bumps, neither of which are recognized as far as I could see. Woods were easy and very open, but I did have to carefully negotiate a swampy area west of the peak. I popped out on Overlook Trail near its junction with Ledges Loop and followed trails all the way back.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-10 
Link
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