Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Ames Hill (Washington), NH
Trails: Bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 10, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked roadside along NH 31 at the start of the abandoned woods road mentioned in previous reports. A short way into the woods after a large blowdown, a flagged route leaves on the left. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Mosquitoes galore! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I thought this one would be a little simpler as I'd read previous reports of a flagged route up. I did indeed find not one, but several flagged routes, none of which could be relied on for navigation. Whenever I lost the flagging (or it seemed to stop) I just plain 'ol bushwhacked. Woods were easy and open just about everywhere. Near the summmit I picked up flagging again and followed it up to the high point, where there is a small cairn and NH500 register.

Leaving the summit, I initially followed flagging to the west which soon stopped. From there I bushwhacked down the steep west side of the mountain, following several drainages and picking up another ancient road. These brought me back the road I originally walked in on and back to the highway and car.

I'm not actively working on the NH 500 Highest but this is a pretty easy one not far from a major road.  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-06-10 
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