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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Percy Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Percy Peaks Trail, Percy Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 9, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Designated parking is available for a handful of cars on the right just before the bridge and Percy Peaks TH. For Percy Loop, we parked on the grassy left side of Nash Stream Rd., a little after the TH. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None significant. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Arlo romped, again. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: When leaving Percy Peaks parking mid afternoon, we found a pair of good Black Diamond poles lying in a parking place, presumably having been left against the side of an auto. Our guess is they belong to the experienced, older hiking couple from N. Conway who do some rock climbing as well. We left the poles standing at the back of the parking space.  
 
Comments
Comments: We spent the morning doing nearby Sugarloaf, allowing more time for the Percy ledges to dry out from earlier rains. And the ledges were indeed dry and presented no serious problems. We generally stayed to the right of the lower slabs, and the steep ledges on the final ascent offered surprisingly good grip. The views at the top are good, but the summit is flatter than would be expected, so the views are at edges and seem less immediate and dramatic than those atop Sugarloaf. We liked the Percy Loop descent -- except for one section up high, the trail is much smoother and quicker than Percy Peaks. We spotted a car, but doing the loop via a one mile road walk would have worked well enough.

This was #52 on my 52 With-A-View. I fell onto this list more or less by accident, but I have absolutely loved it. The hikes are worthy and the views often spectacular. If you tire of the 4Ks, treat yourself and hop on the 52wav. Much thanks to Tim W. and especially Anne L. for their help and fine company on so many of these hikes.  
Name
Name: John C. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jcarter@holycross.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-10 
Link
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