|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Sentinel Mountain, Mt. Flagg, NH|
||Sentinel Mountain Trail, Sentinel Connector, Canaan Mountain Trail, Mt. Flagg Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, June 15, 2017|
|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. |
||Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A couple significan blowdowns low on the Sentinel Mountain Trail. |
||Should be no problem. |
||Pretty bad today, with black flies and mosquitoes. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||John C. |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.