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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Klem, Mt. Mack, NH
Trails
Trails: Fire Road, Round Pond Trail, Round Pond-Piper Link, Red Trail, Red-Orange Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 30, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for 5 vehicles at the end of Wood Road (no overflow room), off Bickford Road in Gilford. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Between Round Pond and Mack, rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown (courtesy a beaver) near the north end of Round Pond and one on the access road portion of the trail descending Mack. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There have been reports of coyotes in the lower elevations of this area, so keep an eye on any hiking hounds. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails were generally dry with some leaf obscured minor mud and puddles. Some wet ledges that could ice up overnight, but probably not significant enough to warrant light traction in the morning.
With the exception of a short portion of rebuilt logging road near the start of the Fire Road, this is a nice, scenic 6.5 mile loop that's generally pretty nice to trail run. Still some nice late fall foliage colors as well.
Decent sunset from Mack. Annoyed a beaver near the shore of Round Pond while descending in the dark. Also heard either a coyote or bear above the Round Pond Trail-Fire Road junction while descending.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-10-30 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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