Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bear Mountain, NH
Trails: Bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on Bear Notch Road in the pullout for FR 26B, about 2.3 miles from the Kanc 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Multiple drainages 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not bad, probably too cold, some mosquitos when we returned to the car early afternoon 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Thought we'd try something different and started from the lot at the beginning of FR 26B. The summit looked closer, perhaps steeper but no worse than from other directions. We parked and headed down the road. Within a couple hundred yards we came to a stream that was no longer bridged so had to rock hop across. The road has been abandoned so we decided to just head up the drainage towards the lower peak. The climb was moderate through clear woods for about .5 miles. Then the spruce bands started... Some places very thick with only an occasional path through. Finally about .2 below the summit, the woods cleared as the climb steepened. We eventually hit the clearing on the lower bump and located the moose path/old Bear Mountain Trail up to the jar. Trail was fairly easy to follow although overgrown in spots. Signed in and took the trail back to the clearing. Decided to head more towards the height of Bear Notch Road in order to avoid the spruce bands. Did a pretty good job of that although we ended up a little further along the road as we followed the drainage much of the way, coming out about .1 mile below the lookout. A nice, easy walk back to our parking spot.  
Name: Lady B and Italian 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-01 
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