Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Dixville Peak, NH
Trails: Access road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Took West Branch Clear Stream Road in from Route 26 (east of Dixville Notch), which is passable for most vehicles. I parked at a pulloff at about 2750 feet. Road is drivable almost to the top (very top is gated). On the way out, I continued on West Branch Clear Stream and followed the main wind road (power lines) past the Kelsey access road, then took a left onto Paris Road and took that south to Route 110. All were passable for most vehicles (aka occasional rock sticking up, occasional minor mud). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Better have them on a leash, as there are scores of ATV riders out and about. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Basically drove up to the base of the actual climb of the wind farm access road, parked, and jogged up the road. There is a gate near the top that says road not for public use, as well as a no snowmobiles logo, but nothing specifically prohibiting foot use. ATV riders were checking out the towers on foot. I was able to get to the new highpoint (looks like the summit was blown up...the highest point now is a remaining ledge on the southwest side of the second wind turbine) without an issue. Wouldn't want to be anywhere near that if there's ice on the turbine, though.
Roadwalk was very scenic with views to the west, south, and east. Some northwest views from near the summit as well.
Very noisy and dusty from the ATV traffic, though.
Round trip distance came in at about 2.9 miles.  
Name: rocket21 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-08-10 
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