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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Ell Pond, Long Pond, Ashville Pond, RI
Trails
Trails: Main Trail, Ell Pond spur, Long Pond spur, Stubtown Road, Canonchet Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked in the lot on North Road. The lot is only two cars wide, but cars were parked along the road in some of the "wider" places; it's not a very wide road. There is another lot on Canonchet Road that holds more cars. The area is protected by the Nature Conservancy, the AMC, and the state. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing to worry about. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail is in good shape, although there are lots of slippery leaf fragments even on a dry day. The yellow blazes are sparse in some areas and abundant in others, so having Ken Weber's book, Weekend Walks in Rhode Island with us was a big help. We hadn't been here in over a decade. It's still a gem. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The Nature Conservancy website says domestic four-legged friends, both canine and equine, are not allowed. We saw one well behaved Westie wearing his leash and being a GOOD BOY. 
Bugs
Bugs: They're back, and they will be more annoying over the next few weeks. Gnats predominated today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We did the 5 1/2 mile version of the hike described in Weekend Walks in Rhode Island. It's a beautiful hike and it's supposed to be at its best when the mountain laurel and rhododendrons are blooming in June. The spur trails both have views from rock outcrops above their respective ponds.  
Name
Name: peaksseeker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: peaksseeker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-09 
Link
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