Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cave Mountain , NH
Trails: Flume Brook Road, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 17, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
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. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good day for Rueben but he was all decked out in his hunter orange suit. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: FranM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-19 
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