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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Sentinel Mountain, Mt. Flagg, NH
Trails
Trails: Sentinel Mountain Trail, Sentinel Connector, Canaan Mountain Trail, Mt. Flagg Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We drove Bents Road to the Terrace Pines Campground, where we turned around and backtracked maybe a quarter mile, turning at the second left and parking in the single space to the side of the gate. Additional parking is available in the lot filled with old trailers at the campground entrance. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple significan blowdowns low on the Sentinel Mountain Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should be no problem. 
Bugs
Bugs: Pretty bad today, with black flies and mosquitoes. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This is a worthy hike and good break from the Whites, with both peaks included on the Ossipee-10 list. Views are great, spanning the Lakes Region and all the way north to Mt. Washington.

The hike, however, is slowed by the apparently seldom used and often indistinct trails. Sentinel Mountain Trail diverges right from the initial ski mobile trail, after which there are no further signs. Often feeling like a bushwhack, the blazes are critical, so here is the key: Mountain Trail - red, Sentinel Connector - yellow, Canaan Mountain -- red, with log shelters at both ends, and Mt. Flagg - yellow. The Dave Green Trail diverges left and downward with white blazes on the ledges just below the first hut -- you want to bear uphill right. You might need to wander a bit to find the appropriate route at both ends of Canaan Mountain Trail. For example, from the second hut there is a dead end spur to the brook -- Mt. Flagg heads north (right) from that spur.

Much thanks to FranklinSites.com and trailbandit.org for the helpful Trail Bandit Ossipee Mountains Map.  
Name
Name: John C. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jcarter@holycross.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-06-16 
Link
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