View Full Version : Mt. Success via Success Trail + Mahoosuc Trail: 24-May-2012

05-25-2012, 08:19 PM
There was NO PROBLEM with parking. After driving 5.4 miles on Success Pond Road, I made the right turn onto the logging road spur, and then another right at a fork in the road, and followed this narrow road to the large field where there's ample room for parking. The Success Trail takes off into the woods at the far end of the field.

Success Trail: Overall, the trail was in good shape. However, there were a few spots along the way where there was some need for brushing. Water crossings were no problem, and there were no blowdowns of any significance. It's nothing new, but at about 1.4 miles into the hike there is a long section of rock slabs which I can easily imagine being challenging when conditions are wet and/or icy. And beyond the rock slabs there are sizeable sections of the trail with bog bridges which can also become quite slippery.

Mahoosic Trail (from Success Trail to Mt. Success): This segment of trail was overall in good condition.

+ In addition to visiting the summit of Mt. Success, I also visited the site of the 1954 DC3 plane crash of Northeast Airlines Flight 792.

+ My BLOG (http://1happyhiker.blogspot.com/2012/05/mt-success-visit-to-site-of-1954-plane.html) has some photos taken during my trek.