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25 December 2020

Bushwhack to a Ledge on the NNW end of Mt. Tremont, NH


In early December 2020, I bushwhacked to the NNW end of Mt. Tremont where there is a ledge that provides a view toward Mt. Carrigain and surrounding mountains.  This MIGHT have been my last bushwhack in snow-free woods for several months, but in these odd and uncertain times . . . who knows!😉
On the map shown below, my destination for this adventure is marked by the red dot just to the right of center.  The GPS coordinates are: 44.0709, -71.3664.

Regarding my approach route to this ledge on Mt. Tremont’s NNW end, I parked at the Fourth Iron Tent Site on U.S. 302 and headed westward.  I considered a northern approach from Sawyer River Road, but discarded that idea due to parking issues along that road’s narrow corridor, and because of uncertainties associated with crossing the Sawyer River. 


For those who might be interested in reading about the history of the now abandoned town of Livermore, NH, click HERE.


Keywords: Vose Spur; Mt. Tremont; Mt. Lowell; Mt. Anderson; Livermore, NH




One Day in America said...

Hi John,

I thought your area received a significant snowfall about a week and a half ago? Maybe I was mistaken and most of the snow ended up in northern PA and in New York!

At any rate, this looks and sounds like a nice snow-free trek on a pleasant day. I like the first photo of the succession of mountains and peaks.
The town of Livermore has an interesting history. Could it be that the extensive logging caused the massive flooding the town endured?

I hope you and Cheri had a joyous (albeit COVID-era) Christmas.

1HappyHiker said...

Hi Rita,

First and foremost, the very best wishes to you and Tim for happiness and good health during this holiday season and throughout the upcoming years!

You are correct about the snowfall you mentioned. However, this particular adventure occurred earlier in December BEFORE the snow.

Regarding your question about the possibility that extensive logging might have been the cause of the massive flooding that the town of Livermore endured, I’m uncertain if there was a direct cause and effect relationship. However, I would think that the logging might well have been a contributing factor.


Larry said...

hey John,

I have always enjoyed you post and historical tidbits and photos. I did note you blog posting raye was dropping off--but I do know it a lot of work, time spenat away from the real joy--hiking!

It's been such a long camp since your Xmas hike post. I hope all is well with you and yours. Living in NYC during the breakout of Covid in the US, my wife and I survired a milder case late March in 2020--and both of us now also fully vacinated. Feel relief being one big step on the other side of this--and looking forward to seeing my mid 80-yr old parents in the coming weeks after only virtual visits over the past year.

Again, I hope all is well with you and your loved ones.


1HappyHiker said...

Hi Larry,

Thanks for your note . . . much appreciated.

Yes, all is well with me and my family. Thank you for asking. And, it’s great to learn that you, your wife, and your parents have all survived the COVID scourge.

Regarding my blog, several factors have led to a lack of postings. Most of my time from January through most of March was spent XC-skiing along old logging roads and such, as well as doing snowshoe explorations locally that are truly of interest to no one other than me. Also, I must admit that it has become discouraging to put the effort into writing blog reports when I can see the “behind the scenes” numbers which indicate that very few people actually read my postings. Anyway, I might begin posting some blog reports over the next few weeks, but have made no firm decisions as of yet. Nothing lasts forever, and perhaps it’s time to put my blog to rest.

If you are on Facebook, you can visit my Facebook page where, at least once a week, I post a captioned photo or two of most all of my wanderings. And, nearly all of my Facebook postings are ‘public postings’, therefore even if you are not one of my Facebook friends, you can still view what I post.

All the best,