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Peaks Sugarloaf (Groveton), NH
Trails
Trails: Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Trailhead is signed from the road, and there's a parking area that fits two cars. A couple can fit along the road next to the trailhead, and a few hundred feet before the trailhead is a larger parking area. Just don't block the driveway to the private cabin at the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only a very minor one right at the beginning. None at all above that. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is easy to follow, as most of it is an old road. A couple blowdowns here and there, but nothing major. Work had clearly been done recently on waterbars on some of the steeper sections. Since it was a dry day, I have no idea how well the waterbars work. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any, but I don't see why not. 
Bugs
Bugs: Yes, plenty at the lower elevations and at the summit. Strangely, they weren't as big of a deal at the higher elevations in the trees.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nada. 
 
Comments
Comments: What a trail this is! It's a constant, moderately steep uphill grind pretty much the entire way. The footing is actually fairly smooth compared to most other trails in the Whites, which helps a lot on the descent but wasn't so much fun going up. The four of us were all pretty tired when we reached the summit, but the incredible views from the summit area (which were actually a bit wider than I expected) made it all worth it.

Saw two other hikers on the trail. Weather was perfect.  
Name
Name: GN 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-10 
Link
Link: http:// 
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