|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Moran Notch Peak (West Muise), NH|
||Road walk, logging road, snowmobile trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, February 12, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Drove up Carleton Hill to end of town plowed Bungy Hill Rd.
Parked at turnaound spot for town plow. Room for several vehicles.
From this spot to Champion Rd., road is plowed wide enough for 1 vehicle but currently had 4" snow due to not having been recently plowed.
There was a spot for 1 vehicle at the jct of Bungy and Champion roads. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||From parking spot, walked Bungy Rd. 0.6 mile to Champion Rd. Ungroomed Champion Rd. had recently been traveled by a snowmobile. We snowshoed this road 0.6 mile to groomed snomo trail.|
Followed snomo trail 0.6 mile to logging road going East. Logging road appears as a double dashed line on topos.
Followed logging road a short while before bw SE toward ridge. Hit ridge at 2350'. Followed ridge to summit where we eventually found recognized high point among 3 possible contenders.
breaking conditions: generally 10-12" but occasionally higher.
grades - easy to moderate
vegetation density - wide open hardwoods to ridge. Ridge presented wide range of density: wide open woods, tighter large spruce/fir with snow laden branches, a few tighter scratchy spots, no sprucy areas. Wide open summit.
Avoiding the ridge top and opting for the open hard woods at a slightly lower elevation might have been easier.
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.