|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Cabot (Shelburne), Wiggins Rock, Mary's Aerie, NH|
||White Trail, Wiggins Rock Trail, Wiggins Rock Spur, Red Trail, Mary's Aerie Spur, Blue Trail, access road|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, September 19, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||As mentioned in WMG, there is a cement area on the Philbrick Inn property for hikers parking. You should check in and let them know you are there. Further up the road, there is room on the side of the road. A big thanks to the inn for allowing parking and conservation easement. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Two small streams on Red Trail |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Thanks to the Shelburne Trails Club for their excellent signage. Good blazing throughout, except for one curious segment. We descended by the Blue Trail; the segment descending from the summit is blazed with all colors. After it passes an open area on the left, it goes back to blue. No problems, just wondering... Thanks for your work! |
||Not sure, I would check with the inn, as you would be on their property for some of this. |
|Lost and Found:
||White Trail, Wiggins Rock Trail (orange), Wiggins Rock Spur, Red Trail, spur to Mary's Aerie, views loop, Blue Trail, access road|
Thank you to the STC and Philbrick Inn! Nice woodland walks, easy to follow. We parked on the cement area, the access road is right there (it is chained) and you can take it up to where the red, yellow, and blue trails are. But we walked in the other direction, took a short access road walk to the beginning of the White Trail. Minutes later, the Wiggins Rock Trail (orange blazes) appears on the left. There is a spur path to Wiggins Rock, reminiscent of those spurs on some of the RMC paths (with the same results, views increasingly obscured by growing trees). Trail descends to meet the Red, Blue, and Yellow Trails. We made a loop of Red and Blue, stopping at Mary's Aerie, a small area with limited views. Red Trail seemed more gradual, while Blue seemed steeper. Ledges near summit give great views of the Northern Presidentials and other nearby smaller mountains. There is a ledge with limited views as well, a short way down the Blue Trail. This is a great little place, want to come back for the trails we missed.
Speculated that the area with multicolored blazing was indicating boundaries.
||Beckie and Prema |
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.