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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Old Speck Mountain, Mahoosuc Arm, Mahoosuc Notch, Fulling Mill, Goose Eye Mountain, Mt. Carlo, ME
Trails
Trails: Mahoosuc Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 28, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Excellent parking at Grafton Notch State Park 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None to report 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Beware! Bog bridge near Goose Eye is out. I made the mistake of attempting to cross, and sank hip deep in mud. Use caution. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None to report 
Bugs
Bugs: Surprisingly, none! Or, perhaps, I was too focused on finishing this hike in daylight that I didn't notice. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None to report 
 
Comments
Comments: The weather was perfect for a 20 mile section hike on the AT, starting at Grafton Notch and ending at Austin Brook Trail in NH. The trail conditions are generally very good throughout, with only minimal blowdowns and slippery slides. That said, this hike is not for the faint of heart! Thinking I would finish before nightfall, I made the mistake of leaving my headlamp in the car. I'm grateful to a fellow hiker who loaned me a spare headlamp. :-) The elevation gains/losses are quite great, and in the latter part of the trail it feels like constant up and down. However, there are 360 degree views from most peaks which allow viewing of the most beautiful sunsets possible. The Mahoosuc Notch is pure fun, and almost free of snow. I crossed in 75 minutes (I was carrying only a fuel belt, not a full pack) and if you enjoy rock scrambles, this is one of the best! Overall, it's a great hike.  
Name
Name: Panther 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mkiec@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-29 
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