West Magalloway and Diamond Ridge

Hiked West Magalloway and Diamond Ridge on 10/23/2017 with Bill Cronin and Bill Schor. Weather was again cool in the morning and 70s in the afternoon. This was the third and final day of our New Hampshire 200 Highest hiking extravaganza. Driving to the trailhead we finally saw a moose, it was a young bull with very small and barely visible antlers. He was lucky we weren’t hunters as this was part of the one week moose hunting season in New Hampshire.

Our only moose sighting

We drove to the trailhead for Magalloway as the two Bills needed that so I stayed in the car read the 7 day library book that was due back the next day. I had hiked Magalloway back when I was redlining trails in the area. They returned to the car and we drove a short distance down the road to start the bushwhack to West Magalloway.

West Magalloway

The bushwhack was only three tenths of a mile and was through mostly open woods. What a relief after yesterdays fiasco on South Deer. We reached the summit and had some views which was also very nice.

The summit canister
View to the east with some valley fog
View to the west and Diamond Ridge our next destination

It was to early for lunch so we made our way down and headed over to Diamond Ridge.

West Magalloway track

Diamond Ridge

This was a nice hike up an old skidder road and then nice open woods to another viewless summit. Nothing steep or thick just a nice hike through the woods. We ate our PBJs on the summit and headed down the same route.

Bill making his way through the tall grass
Firetower on Magalloway
Summit canister
Another birds nest in the Hobble Bush

We got back to the car and started the long drive home. Only 10 peaks left to finish the New Hampshire 200 Highest list.

Diamond Ridge track

The next map shows where all the peaks that I climbed are located in relation to each other. The two tracks on the bottom are Rice and Cave. The three on the top are Salmon, Scott Bog Peak and South Deer and the two in the middle are West Magalloway and Diamond Ridge.

All the peaks
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