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Scar Ridge (West Peak), Scar Ridge (Middle Peak), Scar Ridge (East Peak)
Lincoln, NH, Livermore, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the access road
Looking down the access road

Ascended to top of gondola via access road that starts from the easternmost part of the ski area base area. From top of gondola, followed the Sunset ski trail to the top of the North Peak quad, then hopped into the woods a little downhill at the high yellow ski area boundary sign onto bootleg ski trail. Took that for maybe 15 minutes to a sharpish turn left, then started bushwhack.

Eventually approached West Scar Ridge from the west southwest. Next, headed slightly north on a herd path, which we had most of the way to east West Peak.

Thick descent in places of east West Peak, but things opened up (relatively) as we neared the col. Climb up Middle wasn't too thick.

Thereafter, we dropped down and eventually hit an old logging road around 3,200 feet on the north side of the ridge, which we took for awhile (slight descent), then went almost directly up East Peak. Very thick amongst the top 100 or so vertical. Blowdown city all over the height of that ridge. Took awhile to find the recognized highpoint (previous peaks we walked right into), but eventually found it on the northeast side of the bump.

Descent intially was herdpathy, but then became very thick and steep for awhile. Eventually hit an old logging road, which we used for a good 15 minutes until we hit some nice hardwoods briefly. Then, climbed over a small ridge (back into spruce) and went due east to hit the East Pond Trail at maybe 2700 feet. Smooth sailing from there out.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Scar Ridge (East Peak)
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Very Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Scar Ridge (Middle Peak)
Length: Very Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Very Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Scar Ridge (East Peak)
Length: Very Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Very Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, August 5, 2012
Parking Elevation: 990'
Destination: Scar Ridge (West Peak)
Time Elapsed: 04:44
Trailhead Elevation: 1,000'
Summit Elevation: 3,774'
Vertical Gain: 3,074'
Destination: Scar Ridge (Middle Peak)
Time Elapsed: 01:21
Trailhead Elevation: 3,774'
Summit Elevation: 3,500'
Vertical Gain: 250'
Destination: Scar Ridge (East Peak)
Time Elapsed: 02:57
Trailhead Elevation: 3,500'
Summit Elevation: 3,610'
Vertical Gain: 510'
Hike Time Elapsed: 11:44
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,844'


The bottom of the access road
The bottom of the access road

Scar Ridge West Peak - Click to enlarge
Scar Ridge West Peak

Bushwhacking between East West Peak and Middle Peak
Bushwhacking between East West Peak and Middle Peak

Scar Ridge Middle Peak - Click to enlarge
Scar Ridge Middle Peak

An old logging road between Middle and East
An old logging road between Middle and East

Scar Ridge East Peak - Click to enlarge
Scar Ridge East Peak

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