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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks West Scar Ridge, NH
Trails
Trails: Loon ski trails, herd path to Black Mt, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Loon Mt lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none of significance 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: NA 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: mosquitoes present 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Ascending the ski trails to the far left, Broadway/Lower and Upper Walking Boss, I was treated to great views back into the Pemi, abundant wildflowers, AND patches of sweet wild strawberries. Don't be deterred by the brush pile obscuring the start of the herd path to Black Mt. Leaving the path I was pleased to find relatively easy travel until a thicker band just below the open summit plateau. This was my first visit to the 'new' summit and my concerns regarding the potential difficulty finding the high point amidst flat terrain and thick woods were unfounded- the canister is flaming orange, 7 feet off the ground, visible from 20 miles. On the descent I followed the herd path over toward Black Mt and down the bootleg ski trail/glade, which was slightly less steep than the ascent route.
I am working on a grid of the lower 52 NEHH, please email me if you would like to join me on hikes to any of these peaks.
 
Name
Name: mark rolerson 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mark451@gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-15 
Link
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