Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cedar Mountain (Pittsburg), NH
Trails: Logging road, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: From Rt 145 just south of Rt 3 and Pittsburg, I drove in Cedar Stream Rd for about 9mi. It’s a wide road but was a little rougher than I imagined with potholes and such after the first 3mi though it did get a little better after the initial rough spot around 3.5mi. Low clearance could still probably do the whole thing though it would be a pain at times. Easier in mid clearance. I then turned right (south) on a road shown on Gaia for 0.6mi. I then bore left and followed this fork of the road for an additional 1.55mi or so. This road was a grassy centerline sort of road and though it was generally in good shape, it did get quite rough with some washout as it climbed steeply up a drainage. It was iffy in my car which is FWD and supposedly has 9in of clearance. Near the top of this drainage at around the HOL on this road, Gaia shows there’s a road diverging east and climbs for 0.9mi to just shy of 2600ft. Well, there’s ALSO a road, NOT SHOWN on Gaia that heads west here and takes you toward Cedar Mtn. It crosses the road (really a snowmobile trail, not passable by cars) shown on Gaia to the west of the one previously described in detail. This road was roughly 2/3mi long and, best I can remember in very good shape though steep at times. 2WD and low clearance would do fine but of course driving in the other roads to get to this point would be an issue. I parked at a clearing at the end of the road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I’d be wary because of the prickers in the logged stuff 
Bugs: If I recall correctly, they weren’t too bad.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Day 273, Peak 265. 4th peak/hike of the day after Whipple Ridge, Dead Water Ridge - North Peak, and Crystal Mountain - Northwest Peak.

From the clearing I followed a logging road toward the left side of it for maybe a couple hundred feet (the road was certainly off bearing) before turning right (NW) into the woods and ascending steeply. I soon came into the “once upon a time” logged stuff visible on Gaia and made my way up old, overgrown skidder roads chocked full of brush. Some raspberries. I don’t think there were as many prickly ones here but I could be misremembering. Moderate grade up to the summit plateau. I found the canister, signed in, and returned to the south of my ascent line (originally south off the peak, then east through the logged area and woods, then NE to get back to the same point on the logging road which I left it) so as to avoid more of the logged stuff and have more woods. This worked well enough.

The hike was 1mi with almost 300ft of gain. It took me just under 1hr to complete. 92 more days and 100 more peaks to go…  
Name: Liam Cooney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-08-04 
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