|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Potash Mountain, NH|
||Mt. Potash Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, July 2, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||7 cars at 9sm, a couple more at 4pm, room for several more in parking lot. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Downes Brook was crossable on the Potash Trail. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail is clear. Yellow blazes could use a refresh. |
||Pack plenty of water, it's hot and dry on the ledges. |
||Mosquitoes humming down low, deet 40 keeping them off. Ledges were bug free, possibly due to heat. |
|Lost and Found:
||Originally set out to work on Downes Brook trail, going towards Kate Sleeper, but wasn't comfortable wading across the first crossing, and knew there was nine more after that, plus rain was forecast for early afternoon. (I did see someone else cross upstream quite easily, about the time I got my shoes back on. And it never rained!)|
So I backtracked to the Potash Trail, which was a great alternative, since I've never done that one. Awesome views of Passaconaway and Hedgehog. Passaconaway is huge on the descent, right in your face, like Adams is when you descend Jefferson.
I would avoid this hike after rain, as the final ledges are flat and wide and angled down; there's not much purchase even when dry.
I got baked to a crisp sitting on the ledges. Talked to some nice ladies up there. Great day, awesome hike!
||Steve Marion |
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.