Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Dixville Mountain - West Peak, Dixville Mountain - Northwest Peak, NH
Trails: Kelsey Notch Road, bushwhack, Unknown Road, ATV Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: we parked at the gate on the bungy end of kelsey notch road in columbia. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: crossed a number of brooks along the route all of which were straight forward hops.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: we walked kelsey notch road, which is an atv route, to a point southwest of the west peak of dixville at the bottom of an old cut. currently there is an excavator parked there. we headed up through the cut initially on an overgrown skidder road then pushing through regrowth hardwoods and tall grass before entering more mature forest. some nice views of baldhead from the top of the cut. the woods from the top of the cut to the summit were very nice and wide open except for plentiful undergrowth of ferns and hobblebush. the highpoint is recognized. we then dropped off the peak to the north very steeply at first in tight stick evergreens before entering open wet woods down to the draingage between the peaks. the drainage and slopes heading up towards the nw peak have been logged which meant a long walk through tall grass and regrowth. occasional moose paths aided travel. we popped out of the regrowth on the ridge southeast of the highpoint and briefly followed a boundary cut in and out of a saddle before some tight evergreen forest that opened up to nice fern glades at the summit area and recognized highpoint. some nearby limited views north and down to the balsams. we decided to leave the summit heading southwest to the drainage and then slab around the northern end of the west peak back to kelsey notch road. woods were beautiful and open down to the drainage where we hit scrappier going and regrowth to a nice grassy road. this helped us briefly then we continued our slab around eventually hitting an atv trail running from diamond peaks store to kelsey notch road. we took this back to the road and had a short walk back to the gate and car.  
Name: bryan, Nordic Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-09-14 
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