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Peaks
Peaks Goves Mountain - Northeast Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Pillsbury State Park Access Road, Five Summers Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: good plowed parking at the start of the park access road in washington.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: crossings on trail all bridged. some minor drainages crossed on the ascent were not a problem.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: the access road and five summers trail are both snowmobile travelled and well packed down. the snow was wet and tacky given the warm temps. i followed the five summers trail to where it makes a right turn about magnetic south of the peak and hit the woods. i immediately knew it was going to be a tough ascent as i sank deep into the heavy wet snow. it was a slooow grind up in open woods with difficult snow conditions all the way. the final pitch up to the summit area was fairly steep and i favored a line a bit east to wind my way up. as i recalled from a 3 season ascent the summit is fairly flat, but does rise up a bit in the vicinity of the spot elevation as shown on the usgs. i found no register so put up a new one at the same location i remember the old one being next to a good sized boulder. a bump a short distance west could also be a competitor, but it was hard to tell with the deep and drifted snow. i then visited the small equal contour to the northeast which could also be a competitor for the highest point if my cheap altimeter is to be believed though it doesn't really feel that way on the ground. i descended in my tracks which while much cruisier than the ascent was still surprisingly difficult given how heavy the snow was. i had planned on another peak in the area, but the very slow conditions made the decision to head back to the car an easy one.  
Name
Name: bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-11 
Link
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