Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Hermit Falls, West Royce Mountain, Mad River Falls, Old Man of the Valley, NH
Trails: Basin Trail, Basin Rim Trail, Royce Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Left bicycle at Royce Trail and parked Basin Pond trailhead, lots of room to park  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: minor all rock-hopable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail clear (not littered with Christmas tree tops and blowdowns like we experience last spring) Nice trail work :) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Basin Rim is dry and there some silly steep trail on Royce Trail 
Bugs: Just one that bugged Becca but wouldn't bite her just flew in and out of her eye, she should have named it taken it home for a pet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Terrific day, nice and hot but a breeze gave us relief often. Not much water runing over Hermit Falls. Played around with the fire tower footings and stuff on the summit. Top part of the Royce trail is silly steep and a mess of roots, slow going here folks. Mad River Falls are impressive and would be a nice destination on its own. From Mad Rivers Falls south the trail is lovely, the rock, ledge and water is wonderful. Bicycle ride of a mile was quick back to the rig. Stopped by Old Man of the Valley, has parking area and a sign on Rte 2 in NH before state line. Short walk to a neat rock with an Old Man's face, very kissable. Oh yeah Lowe's towing is excellent. My Tahoe had two major issues that appeared while we visited the Old Man, maybe he didn't want us to leave. Fun ride to Littleton in a big rig. Recommend Lowe's Towing if you ever need a lift.  
Name: Nordic Gal, Becca Munroe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-09-20 
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