Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Scott Bog Mountain - South Peak, NH
Trails: Bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked roadside, at the end of an unsigned dirt road. Seemed safe. This was roughly due west of the peak.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I crossed the little drainage on my way down  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure if you trust your dog bushwhacking  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: 2nd hike of the day. 4th Day, 5th Peak. 361 more days and 360 more peaks to go.

I began hiking around 3:30pm and finished just past 5pm. I think about 30min was spent looking for the damn canister though. From my car, I took a beating, and heading almost due east into the woods. This was a short ways south of a northwest facing drainage. The woods were easy to walk through and the grade was much less steep than the contour lines made me to believe. I made quick work of it (2mph I think). I came to a flat area (you can see it on Gaia) maybe 2/3 of the way up where I checked my bearing. Continued up, came to another, smaller flattish area, then made my way to the summit ridge. The woods were never bad though they started to get sprucey shortly before this. Also, there seemed to be LOTS of honblebrush down low. Easy to navigate through this time of year through I can’t imagine it so easy during summer. Based upon others reports, they still found good woods though. A nicer grade than I though the whole way; just a couple short, steeper pitches.

I came out on the summit ridge right where CalTopo has the high point. No canister there. I decided to whack south first to make sure the recognized high point (RHP) wasn’t that way. JUST before the contour our lines drop off, there’s a high point and my best guess is that that’s the true high point though it wasn’t recognized. So I began making my way back to the north hoping to run into the jar. I came back to where I started without seeing anything, checking every little bump in elevation along the way. I then made my way north, and, after a short while, found the jar. Seems to be very close to where CalTopo has the high point. The ridge has thicker, spruce, pencil woods, but I didn’t find them too bad.

I signed in, took a bearing, then made my way down. After a short while, my compass needle stopped moving. Do they do this in the col?! Consequently, I got a bit off course as I didn't want to take my gloves off to check Gaia. I got pulled down to the drainage slightly north of where I attend, then corrected some by walking southwest and came out a very short ways north of my car. A nice, short whack where you’re able to make good time to/from the summit bump. Only hard part is finding the RHP.

Temps were in the low-mid 30s. The ground was either dry or had a light dusting of snow on it.  
Name: Liam Cooney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-05 
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