|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Conservative Convenience Peak (Twin Mountain Peak), NH|
||Road walk, bushwhack |
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, November 19, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||I’m always telling people that I’m spatially impaired. Not sure why, but I always get the sense that they don’t believe me. Well here’s some pretty compelling evidence: I though the peak was on the other side of the road, so, rather than park at the old fire station, I parked across the street at the info center (school st for GPS). Several cars there but room for many. As noted, it would’ve made more sense to park at the old fire station next to Yaya’s instead as others have done. Instead, I just crossed the road. I drove through what felt like 101 snow squalls to get there from Berlin and I took care on the roads but they were okay with care. |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||I think I crossed one tiny little drainage just before coming out at Yaya’s. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Day 19, Peak 15. 1st hike of the day. Only one that involved hiking the entire way in fun snow/sleet|
I walked across the road once I realized that the peak was on the OTHER side of it (am I really safe to be bushwhacking alone 😂), took a bearing, and headed on up into the woods, between the old fire station and Yaya’s crossing the railroad tracks before long. Other than the actual entrance into the woods, the woods were decently open hardwoods. Some boulders down low that could be a posthole in summer sort of deal but I mostly avoided them on the way up. I expected the grade to be fairly steep based on the contour lines but I’d describe the grade as easy at first, then moderate for most of the rest of the way.
After heading northeast on my bearing, I wound up a little south of the summit on the summit ridge/area and walked a short ways northwest to the high point to find the jar which wasn’t too difficult to find. Of course this whole time it was snowing and windy so I tried to sign in very quickly before the paper got real wet.
I took a bearing and headed southwest down the mountain but just over 0.1mi north of the way I came up. Similar grade and woods. Only difference was that I seemed to run into a bit more of the bouldery/rocky stuff and postholed into it once, luckily without hurting myself. I crossed the train tracks a bit closer to the road this time and came out just north of Yaya’s. The snow had stopped by the time I got down and the roads looked friendlier so into Franconia Notch we went…
346 more days and 350 more peaks to go…
||Liam Cooney |
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.