|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Goat Pasture Hill, Mt. Shannon, NH|
||Goat Pasture Hill Trail, Blue Trail, Yellow Trail, Lower Mack Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, November 13, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Only car at arrival and departure at the end of Alton Mountain Road |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All rock hoppable, poles recommended for balance for wet rocks. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Decent storm damage, four large blowdowns needing some tending. |
|Lost and Found:
||Super leaf cover, freezing rain and snow made for a slick outing. More slippery on the return trip back up Goat Pasture Hill after a few decent showers. Water crossings weren't bad but some balancing aides were useful (i.e poles) since it was a chilly, wet day to begin with. Two large blowdowns and a step over on Goat Pasture Hill, along with one by the summit of Shannon (proper parties notified). The Blue trail connecting the Red Trail to the Shannon trail has seen better days since the October storm. A lot of wet, muddy, twigginess in that brief quarter mile stretch.|
Winter like views from the summit of Shannon and Goat Pasture Hill! Two truly underrated Belknap peaks.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.