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Peaks Mt. Success, NH
Trails
Trails: Success Trail, Outlook Loop, Mahoosuc Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at the pulloff 0.15 in on the ST, where the road portion of the trail forks. There is a potentially gnarly washout just before this spot. The road is soft and sandy right here, and I nearly slipped into a ditch even with AWD. Stay as high as possible around this and you should be good. Success Pond Road is rough, but passable with care. You won't be going fast if in a car. I was doing about 15 mph the whole way. The first stretch of the road up to the ATV parking area and a little beyond has a lot of baseball-sized rocks. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues, even with the day's rain. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues, both trails are in great shape. The herd path to the plane crash is overgrown in spots, and requires pushing through branches, but hey it's a herd path. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. Not much water on this route though. 
Bugs
Bugs: A few at the trailhead due to the humidity. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: A friend and I hiked this to finish her 52WAV, and also to complete my second round. Yay us!

Trails were wet from the rain. We expected more rain than we got, but ended up with a mix of overcast, sun, and one huge blast from a wall of rain that overtook the ridge while we were up there. It looked very impressive as we could see it racing toward us. Ledge and rock were slick in spots. No areas of significant mud, just a few minor areas and small puddles. The scramble / mini chimney along MT was a bit tricky due to it being wet. The herd path to the plane crash is very clear and open at the start, and very brushy in spots later on. Foliage is near peak and quite beautiful. Fantastic color looking down into the valley from The Outlook.

Aside from the rough and slow drive in and out, this is a very easy way to reach Success. Also, no crowds! We saw two people all day.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-10-09 
Link
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