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Peaks
Peaks Kittredge Hill, NH
Trails
Trails: Washington-Bradford Road, Monadnock Sunapee Greenway, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 9, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Regular cars can probably make it slowly and carefully to where the MSG crosses Washington-Bradford Road (room for a few cars), which is the Class VI extension of Halfmoon Pond Road in Washington. Watch for protruding rocks and one small washout that can be gotten around on the side. I didn't realize this beforehand, and didn't have the MSG guidebook with me, so I parked at a small pullout a short distance after the Class VI portion of the road starts where it intersects with Martin Road. This added about a half mile road walk each way. Be aware though that this road is unmaintained, so any damage you encounter won't be fixed (officially). It's also only wide enough for one vehicle at a time. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I cleared one minor blowdown on MSG whose branches were obscuring the trail. There is also one large blowdown which will need a bigger saw. I removed all the limbs so it's now an easy duckunder. Inconsistent signage on MSG. The junction with Ridge Link Trail indicates that Bear Pond Trail is 2.0 miles away, where on the map it's 2.7. The on-trail high point of the peak has a sign stating "Kitteridge Hill", where the map states Kittredge. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. I saw two. 
Bugs
Bugs: Pretty bad. I wore a bug net under my bug hat. Deer flies were quite annoying. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One sock where I worked on the large tree. I carried it out. 
 
Comments
Comments: A short, mostly easy approach to this peak. Once the trail leaves the initial road walk portion, it becomes a pleasant footpath, mostly a wide and clear corridor but it's some brushy sections. The climb up to the ridge appears to follow an ancient logging road.

The ridge walk climbs over a southerly bump, drops to a col and then climbs somewhat steeply over rock steps to the wooded summit. The on-trail high point has a sign and small cairn. The actual high point is a very short 50 yard easy bushwhack to the east, where there is a small cairn. There are traces of a faint herd path which hooks around the back of the summit bump. From the summit I followed the same route out.

I didn't think I'd see anyone out here on a Monday, but I met two people and their dogs on the summit. Other than that, it's very quiet and remote feeling out here.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-09 
Link
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