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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Major, Straightback Mountain, Mt. Anna, Mt. Mack, Mt. Klem, NH
Trails
Trails: Boulder Loop Trail, Major-Straightback Link, Mt. Klem-Mt. Mack Loop, Round Pond - Piper Link, Round Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Car spotted at Gunstock in early morning, space for many vehicles. parked at the left just as you enter the unpaved parking lot. Started at Mt. Major parking lot space for 50+. Only 3-4 cars at Gunstock. 10+ at Mt. Major at 9:00 AM. Most scared off possibly by the forecast of rain.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Many water crossings after Anna, most rock hoppable, a few using submerged rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in great shape, well marked. although don't get confused by all the colors. We were following the Belknap Range Trail from Mt. Major parking lot to Round Pond. The color changes because the BRT uses existing trails.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Brady had a great day, plenty of water to drink. Saw 2 other dogs, no problem on the ledges. 
Bugs
Bugs: not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Planned a Belknap Range Trail traverse from Major to Rowe. Started at Major figuring we could bale at multiple locations and still get a good mileage 10+ hike before the real rain started. BRT (Boulder Loop Tr.) is not the easiest from the parking lot, but was a good warm up. Missed some friends doing just Major by a few minutes at the top. No ice left on any of the trails, just mud and lots of leaves. Sprinkles (leaking as one of hiking party put it) started just as we reached the ledges of Major. Decided to keep going and it was a raincoat on again off again day. Saw one person on Major who took our picture. Windy and cool on top of Straightback. Didn't see anyone else until we were between Anna and Mack, solo hiker also commented that he didn't think he would see anyone and here we were 5 hikers and a Westie.
Decided not to tempt fate and baled onto the Round Pond Trail back to our cars at the Gunstock parking lot, good choice since just as we turned off the BRT the rain started. Great hike though, still had views of the lake. Thanks Diana, Susanne, Dave and Linda for a fun hike.  
Name
Name: Frinda 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Fredwijnenriems@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-03 
Link
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