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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Devil's Hopyard, Rogers Ledge, NH
Trails
Trails: Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Devil's Hopyard Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy parking at South Pond Recreation Area. $5 charge is waived if you tell them you're a hiker. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy crossings, rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: In the lower section of KRT closer to South Pond, quite a bit of rock & drainage work had been done. Higher up, there were several blowdowns requiring ducking under, climbing over, or walking around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Fairly constant swarming of black flies, but rarely landed. Some mosquitoes. No deer flies. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Devil's Hopyard is worth the trip - one of the more unique trails in the Whites. KRT to Rogers Ledge is similarly worth it. Not the most expansive view you'll get in the Whites, but unique and wild. I followed KRT past Rogers Ledge to the junction with Mill Brook Trail, intending to bag the rest of the KRT in sections over time as part of my redlining goal. Lots of pictures and more detail in the link. Overall, an easy hike. I knocked it out in about 5.5 hours, taking my time for pictures and breaks as I saw fit. Aggressive hikers could do it in less time, I'm sure.  
Name
Name: Ethan Banks 
E-Mail
E-Mail: 020655@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-08-12 
Link
Link: http://nh48.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/rogers-ledge-devils-hopyard-via-kilkenny-ridge-trail-8-9-2014/ 
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