|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Stonehouse Forest, Bumfagging Hill, Stonehouse Mountain, NH|
||Locke Trail, bushwhack, Overlook Trail, Ledges Loop|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, November 10, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||At the main Stonehouse Pond trailhead off US 202 in Barrington. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No issues. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.