Ascent of Mount Bemis on 2016-07-24

Climber: Jason Rossman

Date:Sunday, July 24, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Bemis
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3725 ft / 1135 m

Ascent Trip Report

I paired this hike with a hike up Nancy. I would recommend hiking Bemis as a separate day hike as it took longer than I expected. There's not much info out there (at least not on this website) so I hope this helps someone.

The trail head is off the Nancy Pond Trail, approx. 1.5 miles from the parking area. Instead of turning left after the brook crossing, look straight and you'll see it. A little up the trail will be a sign on your right indicating it's an abandoned trail. It's a steady up for the next mile to the ridge. Absolutely no flat ground. As you approach the ridge, the vegetation starts to thicken. The trail turns west to cross the ridge line and the spruce thickens to the point where you may think you've lost the trail. The trail is there, just keep looking down as you push yourself through the thick spruce (I was thankful for wearing long pants). Eventually, you will dip below the trees and the trail will be revealed. It's fairly easy to follow the rest of the way. Prepare to go around or over many blow downs. The actual summit is 300' west of the collapsed building. No trail, just a straight up bushwhack. There was a glass jar with a register inside. There was also a canteen, but couldn't open it.

From the Nancy Brook Trail it's approximately 4.25 miles round trip and took me 3.5 - 4 hours. Paired with Nancy it was 13.5 miles and took me 9 hours. I typically hike faster than AMC Guide Book time.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Beautiful, humidity-free day.
Ascent Part of Trip: Nancy/Bemis

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Nancy2016-07-24 
2Mount Bemis2016-07-24 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jason Rossman
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