Hiked Lowell and Anderson on 9/4/2016 with Bill Schor and Bill Cronin. The weather was perfect, started out around fifty and warmed up to maybe 70 with clear skies. This was probably the hardest bushwhack I’ve done to date although it started out easy. We started up the Signal Ridge trail and then turned off onto an old logging road which we followed for a short distance. Then we started the real bushwhack through some nice open forest. It slowly got steeper and the spruce got thicker and thicker. It took us an hour and a half to hike the last .6 miles.
We hiked up the long ridge that extends to the right from the summit.
The previous entry in the summit log was from February, not too many visitors to this peak. We ate our PBJs on Lowell and figured out the route to get over to Anderson. We left the summit and came to an open spot with great views in many directions.
It took us 3 hours to go the mile between Lowell and Anderson. It was very steep and thick going down Lowell and even worse going up Anderson. At times I felt like I was hanging on by fingernails. But we made it to the summit although the name and elevation were missing from the canister. The most recent visitor here was also back in February.
We bushwhacked down to the Carrigain Notch trail avoiding the cliffs but not the thick spruce.
We got back to the parking lot 11.5 hours after we started. It was a long tough day but there only 22 peaks left to complete the New Hampshire 100 highest.