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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Doublehead Mountain - North Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Sandwich Notch Road, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked 1/4 mile up the Sandwich Notch Road in a gateway on the right, snow on road, muddy. Other smarter option would have been to park at the beginning of the Mead Base road parking area. I had no idea this road from the Sandwich side is not gated? Frost and snow still in the ground, but lots of truck tracks and bicycle tracks. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none, nice bridges on the Sandwich Notch Road 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: On my return trip met a young couple walking up the road with two unleashed happy dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I just can't wait (for roads to open to be passable) I decided walking up the Sandwich Notch Road was a good way to warm up for the not so far bushwhack up to the 2,020 foot peak west of Sandwich Notch Road as Doublehead Mountain's North Peak (West Dinsmore or Sandwich Notch Road Hill--I like this one best). I walked up the road to the height of the land and then entered the woods via an old road blocked by a boulder. I stayed on this a short distance before just following my compass bearing in nice open woods avoiding the gorge to my left and the bump to my right I marched right up on dry leaves. I came at the summit from the northwest and got up pretty easily finding a way that was not too steep, I expected more difficultly but found this to be quite easy. I liked the ledgy areas and rock outcroppings. Clouds were moving in and it got windy and was spitting some rain on me so I didn't stay as long as I would have liked (nor did I go to the ledges to the SW that were mentioned in a previous report). The highpoint is a NFS bearing tree and corner marker and it appears no one has been there since last September. Super nice woods this time of year, so quiet. Success is near.  
Name
Name: Nordic Gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-19 
Link
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