Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Mary, Middle Pilot, NH
Trails: Old logging road, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Use Lost Nation up to private house be careful when looking for Grange as there's no sign. It's on the left just before a construction company. Small parking area the owner Joe set up on the left before his house. Look for the No Hunting sign.Ok to hike but he won't allow guns on his property. Take the road marked with tape and yellow flags 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems with any crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Be careful at the top of the brook as a blowdown patch on the right obscures the logging road and natural tendancy is to continue straight.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No problems for four legged friends 
Bugs: Early evening and we saw our first skeeter. No problems otherwise but that wil change quickly 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nice hike but be sure to take the grass road from the house that's marked with yellow tape. Take a left at the small gravel pit. Theres a few quick loops back to the main logging road along the way. Be very careful at the section where the trail runs through the brook. After a couple hundred feet in the brook there are a couple of cairns and at the top of this section it levels out. The logging road is to your right but may not be seen due to some blow downs and marshy area, you'll feel like you need to continue straight and it looks inviting but look for the road for the easiest way to continue. There was the remnants of a moose where you top out before heading over to Mt Mary. But the trail is easy to follow. Stop at Bruce/Mary's cabin for a great view to Franconia Notch. Summit box is about a tenth of a mile or so from there and easy to find. We doubled back to the red post and just beyond that started the short whack to Middle Pilot, then back to the logging road about 3 tenths of a mile down and to the left. Snow started around 3k and we needed the snow shoes for a good portion of the hike. Heavy corn snow and some slushy areas with some mud on the snow border to be careful of, but these conditions will change quickly.  
Name: Pucknuts61 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-04 
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