|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Mack, Mt. Klem, NH|
||Orange Trail, Red-Orange Trail, Red Trail, herd path, Round Pond Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, August 14, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Camp Bell on north side of Manning Lake. Visitors are required to check in and check out at the front office whilst camp is in session (through August 21). |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||On Red Trail near pond, rock hop. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Orange Trail up Mack Ridge is a little bit overgrown at the moment. |
||Probably a good idea to leash them when around the scout camps. |
||A couple of deer flies down low. One of them won't be down for breakfast. Otherwise, minimal. |
|Lost and Found:
||Trails were generally dry with a few puddles from recent rain. A decent amount of recent logging on the upper end of the Mack Ridge (Orange) Trail, though the operation did not log the actual trail. On the bright side, a tremendous viewpoint of Belknap Mountain, Round Pond, etc. opened up on the Orange-Red Trail near Mt. Mack as a result.|
Also as a result of the logging, the upper mile or so of the road to Round Pond has been rebuilt, using lots of moderate sized stone. As a result, it's a bit awkward for running.
Nonetheless, a very nice loop with excellent views.
A few decent blueberries near Mt. Klem, otherwise there weren't many directly on trail.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.