Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Scaur Peak, The Scaur, NH
Trails: Livermore Trail, bushwhack, Scaur Ridge Trail, Irene's Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Not many cars in Depot Camp parking lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Livermore Road had many blow downs - more than I could count, I'll guess maybe 8 or 9 at least. Scaur Ridge Trail was in great shape - no blow downs. Irene's Path was also in great shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: It was pretty cool this day keeping bugs down very well. It was even snowing for time up near summit. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I found black insulated farmer pants not far from junction Scaur Ridge Trail and Pine Bend Brook Trail in plastic bag. A bit damp but in fairly good condition. If someone can tell me the brand name I'll see about returning them. 
Comments: Inspired by Steve Smith's trip report on his whack to Scaur Peak and our collective research finding sled roads in Stone Walk Mapper. The starting point for the sled road is off Livermore Road just above junction with Scaur Ridge Trail. Where the sled road starts is not very obvious so it took some time to find the start, but I did manage to find it. The sled road was heavily grown in and littered with frequent blow-downs, and not as well built as the Scaur Peak Trail sled road is, but I was able to follow it up to beginning of ridge line whereupon I just followed the ridge. The woods and terrain along the ridge were very nice making for easy to travel. The summit is very pointy and was easy to find. The summit canister was nice new plastic bottle, but register was post-it notes. I replaced it with spiral notebook I had in my. The pencil was green colored pencil. I need to start packing pencils for these affairs.

I also visited The Scaur. I'd been up there years ago and at the time I had scouted the woods further up the ridge. Thinking woods and terrain further up the ridge seemed attractive and I'd always harbored an interest in following it all the way to Livermore Road. Since I was in the neighborhood I thought I'd try this. After all it was only a short distance of 3/4 mile or so except 1/4 mile turned out to be steep drop with thick prickly spruce causing me to lose one of my trekking poles. Fortunes of War I guess.

By the way Scaur is defined as (chiefly Scotland) a steep cliff or bank.  
Name: Jazzbo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-02 
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