|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Imp Mountain, Mt. Moriah, NH|
||Herd path, Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, bushwhacks, Imp Shelter Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, October 13, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||I parked at the upper vacant lot, which is accessed by driving past the stony brook trailhead and taking an obvious dirt road bearing left, to its end. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The trail maintainer was out on Stony Brook. |
|Lost and Found:
||Found a shoe on the bushwhack that looked like it had been in the woods for a very long time. ||
||From the parking, I walked the obvious main woods road to the stony brook trail. |
I started the bushwhack to Imp a short distance south of the shelter spur, shy of the height of land, on some bog bridges. I worked my way up in thick and steep woods to the ridge and over to the highpoint. A cut and green flagged rough trail left the highpoint. This trail took me north to the very prominent outcropping rock and then north along the ridge to a cairn at the far north end. Very nice views and lots to explore. From the cairn, I could not find any path, so I bushwhacked north, aiming for the shelter. The woods were not as thick, however there were significant cliffs to avoid and soft ground with deep holes. Working around the cliffs took me a little further west than planned. I dropped to the drainage and climbed it to the shelter. I took the spur up and took a side trip to Moriah.
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