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Peaks
Peaks Hutchins Forest, NH
Trails
Trails: Tree Farm Loop, Burnham Brook Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I originally parked along Pickard Road at an obscure trailhead, which is very overgrown, along with the first part of the trail. Boulders mark the entrance, but I completely missed them at first due to the high growth. Not wanting to be swimming in ticks, I drove around to the trailhead on Rt. 132 in Canterbury (SPNHF sign and gate). There is room here for three sensibly parked cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Both trails are very brushy. Trailhead on Pickard Road in Canterbury is very overgrown and start of trail is obscured by high brush. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure, but check for ticks after. 
Bugs
Bugs: Mosquitoes were annoying. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: A short walk through this new to me Forest Society property, which is mostly flat terrain with one small ascent. Trails were dry, but very brushy overall. It was a bit surprising to see for a SPNHF tract, so I'm wondering if this property Is currently without a land steward. It looks like it hasn't been touched in quite some time.

Trail map: https://forestsociety.org/sites/default/files/Hutchins_WebMap.pdf  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-15 
Link
Link: http:// 
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