Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks None, NH
Trails: Dilly Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Route 112
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At Lost River Reservation. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: See comments below. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I wouldn't take a dog up or down Dilly Trail due to the very steep and rough terrain, and several difficult scrambles. 
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A good amount of trash along the road in front of Lost River, and a loaded diaper in the parking lot. :( Come on, people ... 
Comments: End of season maintenance on the DT, part of my duties as land steward for Lost River.

Thankfully, the trail was dry. Several of the scrambles continue to be difficult, although there are bypasses around a few. I removed a few larger branches that had fallen into the trail, but most of the work today on the steeps was light brushing of the corridor and blocking one bypass which is causing a significant amount of erosion. The outlook spur received some light brushing as well. Above the spur, I brushed in one herd path as well as the old trail which crosses about 0.1 mi. below the KRT junction. This was a potentially confusing spot and it was easy to wander on the old trail as it is still quite evident. Just before the KRT junction, I trimmed the hobblebush which was encroaching into the corridor.

I took KRT down as I usually do, and it was its usual wet and muddy self. The bog bridges weren't submerged this time. Nothing of note along this stretch.

Once back down to the road, I walked the quarter mile back to Lost River.  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-09-10 
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