Page 13 of 19 FirstFirst ... 391011121314151617 ... LastLast
Results 181 to 195 of 281

Thread: WMNF Forest Road Status

  1. #181
    Senior Member MichaelJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Outside
    Posts
    5,141
    Quote Originally Posted by alexmtn View Post
    Just checked the WMNF status page, which shows the road as OPEN -- so in addition to the two ends, I now surmise that the middle is indeed good to go as well... :-)
    I can confirm that, having driven it 3 days ago!
    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Edward Abbey

  2. #182
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Avatar: Mt Washington
    Posts
    1,694
    As of 2:30 today Zealand Road and both ends of Gale River Road are open! Haystack Road is still gated.

  3. #183
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Avatar: Mt Washington
    Posts
    1,694
    Drove to the end of Zealand Road today and saw several cars parked at the trailheads for the Sugarloafs and Hale Brook. Parked and hiked out to the hut and back - saw several folks on my way out and several more cars on the road. Both Sugarloaf campgrouds are ungated and appeaedr open. One site had a reserved sign on it starting today.

  4. #184
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2
    Anyone know if the Success Pond Road accessing the NW side of the Mahoosics is open and drivable with a little, baby Scion?

  5. #185
    Senior Member Lefty E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    at Madison summit
    Posts
    748
    ORM I drove it Friday May 16 and the beginning of the road from Berlin was full of ruts and holes, the worst I have seen it in a few years...once you get by that it's is not too bad if you DRIVE WITH CAUTION and pick your spots so not to hit rocks and boulders sticking up in the road..I was thinking if someone asked (which usually happens every year) I would say NO..your Scion might be too low right now....

  6. #186
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Gorham NH
    Posts
    5,922
    Lefty's comment on Success Pond road should be taken seriously, the landowner is notoriously cheap on fixing the road as his operations taper down. Rather then bringing in new gravel they scrape down into the base of the road which yields large bounders and occasionally tear off the tops of culverts leaving jagged metal sticking out of the road. Plan on 10 MPH at best, far slower for the first mile or so. The approach from RT 26 is sometimes in better shape, although I believe the actual Success Pond road may be closed due to a failed culvert or bridge but there was an alternative route.

  7. #187
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2
    Thanks Lefty E and Peakbagger! Guess we'll give it another week or 2.

  8. #188
    Senior Member Lefty E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    at Madison summit
    Posts
    748
    Quote Originally Posted by Otter Raven Maineiac View Post
    Thanks Lefty E and Peakbagger! Guess we'll give it another week or 2.
    Yes I will try to keep an eye on it to see if it improves...I know lots of hikers like to try the Mahoosucs Memorial Day weekend...

  9. #189
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    MA & NH
    Posts
    223
    I believe the actual Success Pond road may be closed due to a failed culvert or bridge but there was an alternative route.
    The northeast terminus at Rt. 26 was closed as of last summer. North Road connects Rt. 26 to York Pond/Success Pond Road and should be open.

  10. #190
    Senior Member RollingRock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Waterville Valley, NH
    Posts
    577
    I got some intel from the Forest Service that Tripoli Road will be open by Friday.
    GayOutdoors.org
    It's the journey, not the destination

  11. #191
    Senior Member RollingRock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Waterville Valley, NH
    Posts
    577
    Forest Service contacted me today and informed me Tripoli Road was opened yesterday afternoon even though their official WMNF page still indicates 'closed.' This might mean other roads listed as 'closed' might actually be open as well.
    GayOutdoors.org
    It's the journey, not the destination

  12. #192
    Senior Member Lefty E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    at Madison summit
    Posts
    748
    UPDATE: SUCCESS POND ROAD has been worked on so the first mile, which was really bad, is now smoothed over...still looked like a lot of small rocks in the road;
    UPDATE #2: NASH STREAM FOREST ROAD IN STARK: Road will be open this Friday so hikers can get to North and South Percy and Sugarloaf...road might be soft in spots..now we need good weather for the Memorial Day weekend....

  13. #193
    Senior Member TJsName's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    'Springtime' on the Carters (Somerville, MA)
    Posts
    1,959
    Update on Rocky Branch Road: The gate will remain closed at this time. Reconstruction is scheduled to begin within a few weeks, and with that heavy equipment will be present. Status will be updated as additional information becomes available. 5/23/2014

    found here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/wh...538&width=full
    | 63.8% W48: 19/48
    Trail Adopter of the Guinea Pond Trail

  14. #194
    Member madmattd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    94
    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty E View Post
    UPDATE: SUCCESS POND ROAD has been worked on so the first mile, which was really bad, is now smoothed over...still looked like a lot of small rocks in the road;
    So I take this to mean I might be able to get in there again with my low-clearance car now?

    I drove it from Gorham around this time last year as far as the Speck Pond Trail and it was definitely slow going (~1 hour to do 12 miles) and I clipped a few rocks on my aluminum belly pan (intentionally installed for cases like that), but it was doable with much care. That first stretch up the hill was terrible, and the part from the Notch Trail to the Speck Pond Trail was actually in good shape except for a washed-out culvert at the latter trail. Hoping to get into the Carlo Col Trail this weekend weather-permitting.



    As of Memorial Day weekend Haystack Road and Sawyer River Road were still closed and gated. Probably waiting for the roads to dry out and harden a little before the gates open.
    NH 4K X5 -- NH W4K -- NE 4K -- NEHH

  15. #195
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Avatar: Mt Washington
    Posts
    1,694
    FYI - even though the Forest Service page says that Haystack Road is closed, we just drove by and the gate is now open.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •