Friday, May 10, 2013

Quimby Mountian - 902 Ft - Hooksett NH

STATE: NH
DESTINATION: Quimby Mountain
ELEVATION: 902 Ft
TRAIL: Gravel Road, Herd Path, Bushwhack
DISTANCE: 0.2 Mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 100 Ft
HIKING TIME: 15 Minutes
SEASON: Spring
DATE: May 10, 2013
WEATHER: 80 degrees, Partly cloudy
PARKING: Parking can be found at the Cul-de-sac at the end of Quimby Mountain Rd. GPS coordinates N43 04.479, W71 30.719
MAP: (Quimby)

DESCRIPTION:
From Parking I descended the gravel Rd 0.09 Mi. where I found a faint herd path leading up the hill.  The faint herd path petered out and I bushwhacked directly to the open ridge.  Great views of the Uncanoonuc Mountains to the South.  There is an illegible and unlisted benchmark marking the summit. 

TRAIL DISTANCES:
Gravel Road - Faint herd path = 0.09 Mi.
Faint herd path - start of bushwhack = 0.5 Mi.
Bushwhack - Summit = 0.5 Mi.

NOTES / COMMENTS: 
The Topo map above is inaccurate and doesn't show Quimby Mountain Road or the Cul-de-sac. The image below was taken from Google earth and much more up to date.  The red polygon marks private property. A clear and definite trail leads into the woods heading in a Northerly direction however, the trail heads directly towards the posted property.  Property is not posted from the Quimby mountain side only the Road side.
 
The image below shows the bald Quimby Mountain summit (just behind the pine tree) and a great view of the Uncanoonuc Mountains to the South.

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