Hiked Blue North and Blue West on 10/27/2017 with Bill Schor, Bill Cronin and Larry Babcock. Weather was forecast to have a chance of showers before 8AM and then becoming bright and sunny. That was pretty much what happened. These 2 peaks are located off Rt 3 in North Stratford, NH. We could have driven to within a half mile of Blue North but there was a locked gate and we had to walk 3.5 miles on the road instead. We reached the height of land and found an ATV trail that headed toward the summit so we followed that for a while until it ended and then followed a herd path that took us to the summit. A pretty easy hike.
It was cold and windy on the summit so we didn’t hang around long. The temperature was 35 but the sun was trying to make an appearance.
We headed down and then over to Blue West. There were some brief views that we found on the way down.
We followed the road down for about a half mile and then turned onto a road that headed in the right direction and then to another road that took us to within a mile of the summit. Hunger took over and we ate our PBJs before we left the road and headed to the summit.
We headed up a fairly steep slope and then circled around a bump to get to the summit.
There was lots of water in the woods after the recent rains that made for some squishy walking. The moss was all greened up and it was slippery in many places. We made it to the summit and found the register and signed in.
We set a bearing back to the road and headed down. We still had to walk over a mile back to the car. Only 8 peaks left to finish the New Hampshire 200 Highest list.