|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Klem, Rand Mountain. West Quarry Mountain, Mt. Mack, NH|
||East Gilford Trail, Fire Road, Round Pond CC Ski Trail, Belknap Range Trail, Quarry Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, April 30, 2010|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||We took the Bickford/Wood road trailhead. Disregard the trail guide notes on parking and go to the end of Wood road, there is a large open clearing with plenty of space for parking. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No difficult water crossings |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Except near the summit of West Quarry the were very few blowdowns. The trails were easy to follow. The Quarry trail seems to have been recently reblazed. |
||This is an easy hike for dogs. There were long stretches without water so take some along. |
||The black flies were very! bad between Mt. Klem and West Quarry. |
|Lost and Found:
||There is a snowmobile helmet hanging on a tree on the side of Mt. Mack. ||
||The Bickford/Wood road trailhead is probably the shortest route to Round Pond. We took the left branch right after the gate which connects with the Round Pond trail from Gunstock.|
From Round Pond we summited Mt. Klem, Rand Mt., West Quarry Mt. then back up Rand Mt., and Mt. Klem. From Mt. Klem we took the trail over to Mt.Mack. From Mt. Mack we took a service road back to Round Pond and followed our trail back to the car.
The notes and maps posted on the trees on the quarry trail were a nice (and unusual) touch and somewhat helpful.
The old stone quarry (circa 1800s) which contained some relics was very interesting.
The actual summit on West Quarry is not at the summit sign but up on some rocks to the left of the sign. It is marked by a cairn.
||Ed 'n Lauky |
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.