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 Scar Ridge Nightmare Bushwhack (NH) 2-4-07 
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 Scar Ridge Nightmare Bushwhack (NH) 2-4-07
Date(s) Hiked: 2-4-07

Trails(s) Hiked: Bushwhack

Total Distance: ~7.2

Difficulty: Highest Degree of difficulty

Conditions: Cold, very cold. Deep snow, Thick nasty horrid spruce.

Special Required Equipment: Snowshoes were good.

Trip Report:


Ah Scar Ridge, one of the worst bushwhacks on the NEHH list (at least.. that’s the word on the street). Ya it was pretty bad, but Owl’s head was worse I snowshoed the entire hike except about .25 miles of the sag between the false summit and true summit simply because the spruce was so damned thick that I couldn’t go on with them. It’s a shame cause I postholed bad in that section and got my only bruises from the trip there too.

Anyways, this was a real tough one. Took almost 8 hours to do 7.2 miles. This was good time BTW but let me qualify that by saying the reason I did it in 8 hours and not 10 is cause I encountered some other hiker tracks half way up and I followed them up. That sped me up A LOT and saved a lot of time.

The spruce in the col, and around 2400-2600 was by far the worst!

BTW I took the route following the ridge up from Big Rock on the Kanc!

For a much better report and some pics check out my main report here: http://www.hoosactunnel.net/nonhoosac/N ... dge070204/

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Hey, nice ice cube....errr I mean backpack! :lol:

Everyone seems to despise that damn ridge. Doubt you will ever catch my sorry butt up there any time soon :D .

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Way to go Marc!

Always appreciate the pic's too. Thumbs way up!

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Tough is too gentle a word. Glad that you made it safely. Great pix!

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Way to go Marc.....Thumbs up :)

I did this bushwack about ten years ago and I still cant decide if I liked it. Have not been back since, so maybe that means something.
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Thanks everyone, this weekend the plan is PAtN, and Nancy.. and I'm actually having company -- nothing like a slew of bushwhacks in the dead of winter to whet ones appetite!

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