|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Cave Mountain , NH|
||Flume Brook Road, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, November 17, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||We parked at the beginning of Flume Brook Rd (Room for about 6 cars) - The wire blocking access looked like someone drove through it and was on the ground. Driving up this road was out of the question without heavy chains. The beginning was black ice and it got worse as we climbed in elevation. Snow depth increased from zero at the start to about 5" at the HOL where we started the BW. |
||Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Good day for Rueben but he was all decked out in his hunter orange suit. |
|Lost and Found:
||Cave Mountain (3191' Diamond Pond Quad)|
We only saw one hunter but it is definitely a time to wear your Hunter Orange vest and hat gear. The BW started at the HOL about 2.25 miles in from Rte. 26. Following old skidder roads through mostly open woods until we hit some cliff bands on the southeast side of the peak. Climbing these were a bit of a challenge because of the snow covering, some blowdowns encountered. We finally made it to the summit cone and headed for what appeared to be the high point (someone else thought so too as evident by the pink tape on the tree, I recorded a 3,224' elevation). Actual recognized summit is 50 yards away, 3,191' (3,213' recorded). We descended more westerly down off the ridge until meeting back with our inbound track at the top of the old logging activity. A fairly easy whack after a very long drive.
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.