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Peaks
Peaks Bald Mountain (Stark), NH
Trails
Trails: Bald Mountain Notch Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Limited roadside parking at the trailhead on Percy Road in Stark. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Volunteers have been out recently, so the BMNT is in great shape. Some may prefer a more brushed out trail, but I consider it all part of the wilder Cohos Trail (of which BMNT is a segment) experience. :) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. 
Bugs
Bugs: Awful. Terrible. Horrific. Mosquitoes at lower elevations. Black flies at higher elevations.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: This was probably the fastest hike I've done due to the bugs. Easy walking along woods roads and snowmobile trails until the height of land, where BMNT takes on a more wild and primitive character.

Shortly before the junction with Rowell Link, the herd path up to Bald starts, marked by an arrow carved into a tree (visible southbound only). However, the junction is very obvious, as is the herd path. It is well defined all the way, climbing steeply to open ledges with great views over to the Percys, Long Mountain and Christine Lake. The path makes a loop around the summit, but doesn't go to the high point, which is reached by a short but scrappy and pokey bushwhack.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-06-14 
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