|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Cone Mountain , NH|
||Brown Ash Swamp Trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, November 9, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at the Welch Dickey trailhead |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||rock hop |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||a few blowdowns on Brown Ash Swamp Trail and lots on the bushwhack :/ |
|Lost and Found:
||Nice hike / bushwhack to this New Hampshire 500 Highest peak.|
We followed Brown Ash Swamp Trail heading NNW for just over a ½ mile, after the trail dips down we jumped of and started bushwhacking NW in nice woods, soon we rock hopped over a small brook and started climbing at moderate grade toward a saddle between Cone Mountain and a bump to it’s NE.
We hit some blowdowns but easy walk arounds, it got a little steeper as we continued up avoiding a bit of ledge area.
Once at that saddle, the summit was now to the SW of us. As we turned SW and looking up, we noticed we had lots of ledge outcrops but by chance we were able to thread the needle between while climbing much steeper with not so great footing. Soon the woods became more of a moderate climb, turner to conifers and with some easier ledge walks. We started getting great views of the Sandwich Mountain Range and soon hit the tall cairn and recognized high point.
Nice hike with my beautiful bride and 10 YO pup Rudy clocking in 4 miles and 1300 feet of elevation gain +/-
||Brian Bond |
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