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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks East Quarry Mountain, West Quarry Mountain, Rand Mountain, Mt. Klem, Mt. Mack, Mt. Anna, Straightback Mountain, Mt. Major, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Major Trail, Brook Trail, North Straightback Link, Dave Roberts Quarry Trail, Mt. Klem-Mt. Mack Loop, Belknap Range Trail, Boulder Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 18, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: About a dozen cars in lot when we started hike and maybe a dozen and half when we returned. Room for many more. Large lot but I am sure it overflows on the weekend.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The lower parts of the Mt. Major Trail and Boulder Loop Trail are seriously eroded and have turned into very wide herd paths. Other trails were in good shape with no serious blowdown problems.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some, well-behaved, or too tired to be a problem. The usual problem of people leaving poop bags trailside was observed. What is the point of bagging it if you leave it there? 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies are starting to get active, but we weren't bitten yet. One tick was discovered on clothing.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: As others have mentioned there are many gloves on a rock at the trailhead. We also spotted a white t-shirt hanging on a tree on the Boulder Loop Trail.  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful day, nice views. We got the rest of the Belknaps done in an 11 mile loop, and it is time to send for the patch. Thanks to Lone Wolf for a great hike.  
Name
Name: greatoz 
E-Mail
E-Mail: greatoz.tz...gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-18 
Link
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