|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Kelsey Mountain - East Peak, NH|
||Logging road, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, May 22, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||We parked on Loop Road, a wide logging/ATV road, well-signed, 0.5 mile due south of the peak, at an logging opening. Roads are all open and dry, and this road could be approached from the north (Pond Brook Rd/Signal Mtn. Road) or from the south (Millsfield Pond Road). |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Black Flies. Lots. |
|Lost and Found:
||Despite the black flies, we tried to grab some northern peaks before the logging regrowth leafs out.|
We walked across some logging slash meant to keep ATV's off the trail, to a deeply rutted logging road. We walked along the grassy middle, for about a quarter mile. Approaching a slight rise, we turned right onto a lesser grassy logging road. At the first rise/HOL, we turned left/north/uphill, bushwhacking the last couple of tenths through nice woods.
In the summit register there was an enjoyable entry from a fellow that had first been there with his grandpa in '58. There were no trees on the rocky top, and his grandpa opened a cold beer... hence naming this spot, "Budweiser Rock."
We returned the exact same way.
Fun three days up in Errol with JEM3.
||Beth Z. |
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.