|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, November 8, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Bean Mtn Road parking area. Plenty of room, empty. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Continued exploring the Trail Bandit map of the Ossipees in the Bayle Mtn area. Failed to find the logging roads I was hoping to find off of Pine Hill Road. |
Moved on to seeking the route to Mt. Shaw from that area. I did find that. It's part of that same Corridor 15 snowmobile trail I've been exploring the last few trips. You can either park on Marble Road parking area, and head South thru the Orange Gate, or park at Bean Mtn Road and head SW. Both methods end up coming together just beyond a beaver pond. From there, you can simply follow the snowmobile trail signs, or reason it out by noting other nearby parallel trails are all tied closely to rivers, and the snowmobile trail is centered between the river-oriented trails.
Thanks for Beth Z's description of bushwhacking Mt Whittier and Bald Mtn. I walked right by your cars that day.. Redline Guiding. I just bought my first compass, and spent most of my hike that day looking longingly at Bald and Whittier because just having a compass in my pocket wasn't helping much. Talk about the perfect incentive to get me to look it up and figure it out!
||Steve Marion |
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.