|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Gardner Ridge - Middle Peak (Monroe), NH|
||Hunts Mountain Road, power line swath, snowmobile trail, logging roads, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, March 13, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at plowed end of Hunt's Mt. Rd., located .7 mile from Moulton Hill Rd. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||From vehicle, walked up Hunt's Mt. Rd to power line swath where snomo trail 103 comes in from the W. Turned N on snomo trail a short distance on swath before it turned NE into the woods. Stayed on snomo trail beyond logging yard and up a snowless steep pitch. At top of pitch, turned SE off snomo trail and followed logging roads NE to approx 1900'where we started NNE bw to summit. Recognized summit easily found.|
An alternate route would have been to follow snomo trail further N and then bw NE to summit.
Logging roads and logging activity in this area can be seen on Caltopo's satellite views.
Grades - all easy
Entire bw through wide open or sparse woods.
Breaking effort - significant - once off snomo trail, the crust was unsupportive almost 100% of the time.
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.