Hiked Perry Ponds Peak and Prospect Hill West on 7/14/2017 with Bill Schor. Weather was predicted to be sunny in the morning and then clouding up with a chance of showers after 2PM. The showers held off until we were in the car and heading home. We drove north from Colebrook and through Pittsburg turning left onto Day Road which becomes Perry Stream Road. It’s a bumpy dirt road that we followed for 11.9 miles to where started the bushwhack to Perry Ponds Peak. It was a unventful bushwhack through nice woods until we got to the summit. The summit was kind of flat with multiple potential high points and there was some pretty thick vegetation to crawl through. We found the canister and signed in and had a snack then pushed on to Prospect Hill West.
The bushwhack over to Prospect Hill West started out pretty easy but as we started the climb up to the border swath it got steep and nasty and slowed us down to a crawl. But we persevered and made it to the border swath.
We followed the swath for a while and there were nice flowers and butterflies.
We came to steep drop off where we could look ahead to the summit of Prospect Hill West. We didn’t feel like going down the steep part so we backtracked to an ATV trail we which illegally took us in to Canada and then back to the border. We saw a large bear track while we were on the ATV trail.
We made it to the summit and found the register and signed in and ate a late lunch of PBJs.
There was a camera mounted on a tree at the summit which we waved at, don’t know if it was a continuous shot or motion sensitive. We walked back down the swath a way to a low point and started the bushwhack back to the car.
The way back to the car was pretty easy, nothing steep or thick spruce. We were on our way home by 3PM
Only 31 more peaks left to finish the New Hampshire 200 Highest list.