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NH 100 Highest
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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Tunnel Brook Trail
Route: Tunnel Brook Trail, bushwhack, (Mt. Clough), bushwhack, Tunnel Brook Trail
A plan B hike due to a worse-than-forecasted weather, I decided to give Mt. Clough a go. Once some rain started, I altered this plan and instead headed to Mud Pond.
On the return trip, I saw a brief break of sun, so I headed back toward the northernmost pond, then started bushwhacking. The footing was poor (lots of rocks and hidden holes) and eventually quite steep, as I worked my way around some slides.
Eventually reaching less steep terrain, the woods opened a bit, making for smoother sailing to the recognized highpoint.
After checking out some views from a blowdown patch, I descended via a northeastern drainage - decent going at first, but then poor footing as I neared the brook. Once the grades eased, I was able to push into open woods with better footing back to the trail.
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The Tunnel Brook Trail north trailhead
Looking down one of the slides on the way up Mt. Clough
A pair of moose hiding in the trees on the way up Mt. Clough
Looking at Smarts Mountain and Mt. Cube from a blowdown patch near the summit of Mt. Clough
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 112 west from Woodstock over Kinsman Notch. Tunnel Brook Road will eventually be on the left. The Tunnel Brook Trail starts at the far end of the road.
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