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Peaks
Peaks Plymouth Mountain - West Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I noticed a third pullout, before you come to the others, that I hadn’t noticed when we were here six days earlier, so I parked there. So, perhaps you could fit three cars at this trail. See previous report from six days ago for more details about road in and parking.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: Day 19, Peak 17. 3rd hike of the day. A combination of the earlier two weather wise. Calm on the ascent but windy and in a snow squall on the way down. Gaia had us at 1.25-1.5mi with 600ft of gain which folks us just over an hour. We were racing sunset on this one, returning to our cars just before 4:45pm.

We crossed the dirt road from where our cars were parked and headed into the woods. I tried to get us to a road shown on Gaia but it didn’t really work out. We ended up crossing it but it seemed just as overgrown as other roads we had already crossed, so didn’t seem to be of much use. The woods were very whippy at first thus not very pleasant but this soon changes to a nicer hardwood forest. A short ways in I set a compass bearing and we ascended up what could (barely) be called the the northwest ridge of the mountain. Grades were a bit steep for most of the hike but nothing crazy and certainly no cliff bands or anything. The grade becomes easy-moderate as you approach the summit(so moderate-steep grade between 1400-1800ft and easy-moderate grade between 1800-2000ft).

We came up on the northeast end of the highest contour shown on Gaia and had to walk southwest a few hundred feet to find the high point and canister. We signed in and took a bearing and headed down the way we came up, crossing our path once, maybe 0.1mi from the summit.  
Name
Name: Liam Cooney 
E-Mail
E-Mail: liamcooney96@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-24 
Link
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