Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Hutchins Hill, NH
Trails: Bushwhacks, unknown trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: from alexandria four corners we drove washburn road east for about .6 miles and parked in a large dirt pull off on the right/south side of the road. this is shortly past a red house and a swamp. the trail we followed out, mentioned in the report below, starts on an unmarked woods road just west of where we parked and right across the road from the swamp. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
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Water Crossing Notes
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Trail Maintenance Notes
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Dog-Related Notes
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Lost and Found
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Comments: not knowing there was a trail network on this peak we started off bushwhacking up towards the col between it and a western sub peak, but pretty shortly encountered some trails marked with plastic diamonds. the blue marked trail headed in our general direction so we followed it and it went right up to where we had planned to bushwhack.

from the saddle a yellow trail left west and we continued northeast on the blue trail until its junction with a red marked trail. this red trail seemed to head towards the south cliffs/ledges on the peak so we followed it and it did lead out to great ledges which had nice views across to forbes and tinkham as well as to the southwest. this red trail continued and rejoined the blue trail which continued towards the summit. after some steep wet ledges the trail reached some nice view ledges roughly at the 2013' spot elevation shown on usgs maps. this is where the trail ended.

from there we bushwhacked north to the recognized highpoint with some more nice ledge views on the way. back on the blue trail we found it does go through one very wet area that can be avoided by using the red. we opted to follow the trails all the way back to the road and had a chuckle when we found it popped out on that woods road spitting distance from where we started. all the trails seem to be fairly new and lightly used though generally very well marked (except for the start at washburn road....). a nice surprise for what we thought would be a straight bushwhack.  
Name: bryan, Nordic Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-02 
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