|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Pliny Mountain, NH|
||Priscilla Brook Trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ingerson road is snow-free. No real parking area but parking along the road seems just fine. |
||Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Priscilla Brook tr., has long been discontinued but there were some signs of trail-maintenance. |
||Lucy did superbly and was able to run pretty much anywhere on the ascent; less so later in the day. Larger dogs will have a tortuous time in the softening conditions. |
|Lost and Found:
||We were able to follow tracks all the way to the summit - so, navigation was easy. The abandoned Priscilla Brook tr. is a fine corridor with some lower sections being a bit overgrown. Very nice open woods all the way to the summit - a very easy and delightful bushwhack. Some blowdowns around but we seemed to walk over most of them. |
Snowshoes door to door. Infrequent postholing on the ascent but things got softer fast and we were postholing almost constantly - in snowshoes - on the descent. The last 1/2 mile out was pure "mashed potatoes". Several sections of mud/water on the lower part.
Plenty of moose activity everywhere - lots of dung-piles - especially around the summit.
The note-pad at the summit canister was soaked. We replaced the plastic bags and added a new note-book, pencils and a sharpener. We left the old note-pad (it is still functional/readable) - hoping someone will be able to dry it out during the summer months.
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.