Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Hutchins Mountain, NH
Trails: Herd path, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked up around the bend from the bridge at Unknown Pond Trail on Millbrook Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Waded across the west branch of Mill Brook, would probably have been rock hoppable at a different location. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: What trail? 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Pretty horrendous when stopped, especially at the summit itself. It was all we could do to snap a couple of pictures from the viewpoint, sign into the canister, and get the hell out of there! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Took the eastern approach to Hutchins from Millbrook Road, and was surprised how gentle it was overall. Walked back toward Unknown Pond Trail from our cars, and finding a likely path, we set off into the woods. For nearly the first mile, we followed an off and on herd path, complete with flagging in spots. Once this petered out, we set off on a generally due west course in open deciduous woods. Slabbing the ridge, we soon encountered slightly more scrappy fir woods as we neared the summit, but the going was very decent overall. The summit area was the thickest stuff we saw all day, bad bugs too. Set off generally due east from the summit, and dropped into the drainage we'd come out of. We only found the herd path from the road a couple of times on our way out, and ended up coming to the road about 25 yards down from where we entered. Another good whack with AB! #71 of the NHHH.  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-06-27 
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