Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Towns Mountain, Mt. Misery, NH
Trails: Bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at the brook next to the snowmobile bridge on Mt Misery Rd, at the bottom of the 5N Corridor Trail. There's a little bump out there with space for two cars.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Followed 5N to the bottom of Towns Mountain and climbed to the col south of the summit. Then hiked up the ridge following several unexpected logging roads and through mostly open woods. On hindsight, this might have been the worst way up the peak even though it was the most logical because we encountered many small ledges perpendicular to our track that resembled "ruffles ridges" as we approached the summit, requiring steep descents on the front side. In other words, the map lies. Found the canister and then followed a logging road from the summit, descending very steeply toward Misery. Hiked up the col between the peaks before vectoring to the summit and jar. Deep powdery snow made for a strenuous snowshoe, but we had fun nonetheless. Note: While the bottom of 5N (right across from the cars) is posted, it is a major corridor snowmobile trail, so we assumed that the trail itself is not posted, but the woods above the trail and to the left is.  
Name: Philip Werner 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-12 
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