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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Klem, Mt. Mack, Mt. Anna, Goat Pasture Hill, Mt. Shannon, NH
Trails
Trails: Wood roads, Red Trail, Mt. Klem Spur, Blue Trail, Blue-Yellow Trail, Yellow Trail, Orange-Yellow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at Camp Bell. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There are a handful of mostly small crossings on this route - no issues today. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: By and large these trails are in good shape. There were a couple of larger deadfalls along the way which are not major problems. This small section of the Blue Trail - heading NW from the Red Trail S of Goat Pasture Hill - is mostly muddy and wet. The entire area is well blazed and signed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw one today which seemed to be doing well. 
Bugs
Bugs: I saw a few small ones at the larger water crossings N of Mt. Shannon. It won't be long now I guess. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: My desire to stay south of the Whites led me to this section of the Belknaps which I have not hiked in several years. There are lots of fun trails and interesting areas to explore: old cellar holes, nice brooks, small cascades and varied viewpoints of the surrounding mountains. Weather was cool with occasional drizzle but views could be had along the way. Low clouds even covered some of the summits in the early afternoon making for good picture opportunities.

During my clockwise trek I passed a group of five doing an E-W traverse, a group of youths with leaders on a backpacking trip and one gent enjoying Mt. Shannon's summit. This was an excellent way to spend some time in the woods. Every time I go to the Belknaps I wonder why it took me so long to return.  
Name
Name: HMJ 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-02 
Link
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