|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Temple Mountain, NH|
||Wapack Trail, Beebe Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, November 21, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Huge parking lot off Rt 101, near the Miller State Park lot. If you really miss the Waumbek lot and the Table Mountain lot (Bear Notch Road) you can come park here! Plenty of dips and potholes, so be careful. Other than that, it is a fine lot (and multiuse, now that it's hunting season). |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Two very tiny ones, but the soggy sections of Beebe had their own footwork. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Thank you, Friends of Wapack, for your excellent signage and the much needed bog bridges on certain sections of the Beebe Trail. There are some short sections on Beebe that could use some more. Thanks! |
||Good for dogs. Please remember 1. much of Wapack goes through private property, 2. you may need extra water 3. put an orange vest on your dog, because "It's the most wonderful time of the year." |
|Lost and Found:
||I am being generous it saying "lost" rather than "left" but there is a bright green dog $#%& bag on the lower part of the Beebe Trail. ||
||I was nervous pulling in here, because I saw two hunters getting out of their vehicles, and WE FORGOT OUR ORANGE!!!!!!!!! But they were sticking to nearby flatlands and no native animals are the color of my backpack. Nonetheless, next time we will remember our orange.|
Earlier commitments (and early sunset!) necessitated a shorter hike with a shorter ride. I enjoyed this one, we did it as a counterclockwise loop. Up Wapack, which is a gravel forest service road for the first .8 miles. When it enters the woods it is a very pretty walk, much of it through evergreens. Went as far as the "Flintstone Furniture." There is no sign indicating this, but there is a cairn with a post and when you look to the side you will see it. No real views here, trees have grown.
Near the communication tower there is a small stone bench commemorating the Beebes and their contribution to skiing. There may have been views here at one time, not really sure. Beebe Trail had great views the first part of the way down, then it was mainly in the woods. Some of it is very saturated and extra bog boards would be great. There are many herd paths and abandoned ski trails, Friends of Wapack have done a great job with their signs so it should be easy to avoid wrong turns.
||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.