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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Rowe, Gunstock Mountain, Belknap Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Ridge Trail, Belknap Range Trail, Brook Trail, Saddle Trail, Blue Trail, Boulder Trail, Round Pond-Piper Link, Round Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Gunstock Ski Area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged or otherwise rock-hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No major issues noted. A couple of brushy areas on Boulder Trail, and a couple of quick obscure turns on Round Pond-Piper Link. Trails marked well and are generally easy to follow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Not terrible. Some black flies around the summit of Belknap, where we took our only long-ish break, and a few here and there at Round Pond. Picked up a tick in my shoe, probably on the grassy road sections on Round Pond Trail, between East Gilford Trail and Gunstock base area.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A great day to get out and do this pleasant loop, running with Anya. Ridge Trail up to Rowe is pretty demoralizing, but it's almost 1/3 of the gain for the day, so I'll give it a pass. Really excellent going all around, with the rocky/ledgy sections being almost completely dry. Round Pond Trail was a super nice exit from its namesake, and was a good way to stretch it out after 2400' of climbing. Always a good time in the Belknaps, with a well deserved beer in the parking lot at the end.  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-06-16 
Link
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