|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Whipple Ridge , NH|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, July 31, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||From Rt 145 just south of Rt 3 in Pittsburg, I turned east onto Cedar Stream Rd and followed it for a little more than 7mi. I then turned right onto the eastern end of Dead Water Loop Rd and followed it for about 3.5mi. I then turned left onto another road that forms a loop. Gaia calls this Deadwater Loop Rd too though it is not. Note that the eastern half of this road is not passable for most cars. It’s more of an ATV trail I think. There were some rough spots in addition to some mud so I turned around and came in the west side. After about 1/2mi along the western side of the loop, where the eastern end joins it, I continued straight/right along a road that heads south and is to the west of the peak. Where this road turns west, I parked at a kiosk. Also, the road that travels up the drainage between Whipple and Cedar mountains is not possible without high clearance. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Surprisingly, not bad! |
|Lost and Found:
||Day 273, Peak 262. 1st peak of the day. Finally a 2000 footer in Pittsburg that’s not chocked full of brush! |
I parked almost due west of the peak, entered the woods and ascended east at easy grades toward the peak. Open hardwoods. Grades became more moderate as I neared a false summit SW of the peak. Having been on a good line until now, I suddenly seemed to have veered SE and hit the summit ridge about 0.1mi south of the summit. I walked the mostly flat summit ridge to the highpoint through some brush and young growth. Not too wet just brushy and/or thick. Not too hard to find the register. I signed in and returned on the same line though went directly off the summit. Found a “not quite relic” likely from the last logging, a yellow bucket, a little ways to the west of the summit.
Nice to have some actual woods and not just brush/regrowth for once though I did encounter a bit of that too of course. The hike was almost 2mi with about 400ft of gain. It took me 1hr10min to complete. 92 more days and 103 more peaks fo go…
||Liam Cooney |
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