|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Livermore, NH|
||Brooks Fisher Trail, Crawford-Ridgepole Trail, Old Mountain Road, Mountain Road, Perch Pond Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, October 17, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Big gravel lot, could fit several properly parked vehicles. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||a few vey small brooks on Crawford Ridgepole |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||One small birch blowdown about halfway up the Brooks Fisher Trail. This is a new trail, very well blazed. Signs are great. Thanks to all! |
||1. Owl Brook Hunting Education Center takes up the other side of Perch Pond Road, so don't let your dog roam there. 2. Bring enough water. 3. Respect the wishes of landowners and neighbors respecting dogs. |
||None today |
|Lost and Found:
||Yes we did go to Mt. Livermore twice in one month! Looking for something relatively close and not too long, as I have an evening commitment. This new trail looked interesting and we wanted to redline a little more of the ridge. Weather cleared up nicely midmorning, although extremely windy. Lots of switchbacks make for a gentle ascent. Still a lot of color in this area, except for near summits. There is a cellar hole a few minutes into the trail. A lot of Red blazes, which is good, since leaves are covering the trail|
This is a good time for the ridge as some of the trees up higher have lost their leaves, so many views of the lake. Went to Livermore along the very pleasant trail, great views from Livermore (could see the snow on top of the higher peaks in the distance. Old Mountain Road goes partially down this side as well. Lovely descent, but we could see why Rocket refers to it frequently as Old Mtn Erode. It eventually becomes a real road, called Mountain Road, whch takes you down to Perch Pond Road. Both of these were great road walks back to the car.
Thank you, SLA and others involved, for this new way up to the ridge. It is a good choice for new hikers, folks with joint troubles, and a gorgeous walk for anyone!
||Beckie and Prema |
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.