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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Prospect Mountain, Norton Pool Peak, Beamon Hill, NH
Trails
Trails: Bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Followed Beth Z’s directions to Prospect: Magalloway Road to Smith Pond Road to the end of an unnamed road which brings you to the base of the southern face of the mountain. For Norton Pool Peak, we returned to Smith Pond Road and continued until we came to an unnamed ATV road (@3 miles) on the left that passes north of the peak, parking in a large pullout area where this road passes closest to the peak (@1 mile) Lastly, Beaman: we continued on the ATV road @1.2 miles, turned left onto East Inlet and left again fairly quickly onto a two track which we followed until we were parallel to the peak in about 1 mile. Parked in a nice grassy pullout. All roads in good shape. The road up Beaman is not bad but does have a number of dips similar to but not as bad as Pond of Safety. Would recommend high clearance or maybe just hike it. If coming in from Route 3 and East Inlet, this road is on the right at about four miles. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
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Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Prospect Mountain: Headed into the woods soon finding an overgrown logging road heading straight at the peak. Followed this until past the new growth trees to our right then headed directly for the summit. The last bit became quite steep but we managed to happen on a moose path that brought us to the height of land. Followed herd paths to the register which was on a bump more towards the east end of the peak. Hiked back using the same herd paths and road. Norton Pool: Entered the woods via a herd path leading from the right side of the pullout area. Nice woods, moderate climb until about 2/3’s of the way up. Here the hobble bush started! Spent our time winding through any openings we could find and finally reaching the summit. We could see the jar right away; it’s the biggest one yet and wrapped in orange tape. Hiked backdown the same route. Beaman: Entered the woods via an opening just up the road from where we had parked. Some large hobble bush that would alternate with open woods all the way to the height of land. We walked the length of the summit and found the jar on the far SW end where there are also some great views! Nice way to end our three peak day. Hiked back pretty much the same way.  
Name
Name: Lady B and Italian 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Italian10_22@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-15 
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