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Peaks
Peaks Whaleback Mountain - South Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Osseo Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Clear Brook Rd visitors parking area  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: we had a few but no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: After hitting the Ol peanut butter jar back in July and recently finding out that wasn’t the "true" summit we strapped on the snowshoes on this very cold morning to the “true” summit. We started down the Old Osseo Trail for a hundred yards opting not to cross Clear Brook and started bushwhacking north threw nice woods for a ½ mile or so to about 1500 ft. At that point we started following the drainage northeast crossing it a few times with no problems. After another ½ mile and about 1800 ft things got steeper and the televators worked very well. The “true” summit would have had us walking sideway and I’m not a big fan of that so we head heading straight up. We hit some pencil stick areas but not bad at all. Once on the height of land headed southeast to the “true” summit signed in at the canister, retraced our foot steps back, quick shower and hit on of Boston’s North End fine restaurants for dinner! The 1 to 2 feet of snow was pretty solid due to the cold and we could have used spikes but the snowshoes worked out great. We did notice some previous snowshoe post-holing on the way, must have been a bitch.
 
Name
Name: Brian Bond 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brianbond@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-05 
Link
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