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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Mt. Clough
Benton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Open woods on the lower slopes of Mt. Clough
Open woods on the lower slopes of Mt. Clough

Route: High Street, Long Pond Road, bushwhack

Long Pond Road was initially unbroken this morning, with about 6-8" of powder on top of a packed base. Upon returning, snowmobile traffic had packed it down a bit. Blueberry Mountain and Tunnel Brook Trails had no tracks.

We started bushwhacking just before the bridge, southwest of Mt. Clough. The minute we stepped off the roadbed, we were in 2 feet of powder. We had extended open hardwoods.

Eventually reaching softwoods (a few icy areas near small cliffs), some pockets had belt deep snow. We hit a few brief thicker areas, as well as occasional blowdown, but otherwise had pretty good going all the way to the recognized highpoint. Snow flurries obscured the near summit views.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Mt. Clough
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,530'
Time Elapsed: 01:11
Destination: Mt. Clough
Time Elapsed: 02:42
Trailhead Elevation: 2,000'
Summit Elevation: 3,561'
Vertical Gain: 1,581'
Hike Time Elapsed: 06:13
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,455'

The start of Long Pond Road
The start of Long Pond Road

Snow flurries on Mt. Clough - Click to enlarge
Snow flurries on Mt. Clough

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 25 West from Plymouth to Glencliff. Take a right onto High Street. In winter, Long Pond Road is not plowed. One may be able to find a place to park nearby, or at the Glencliff Trail parking area a few minutes up High Street on the right.

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