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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Engine Hill, NH
Trails
Trails: Rocky Branch Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking, we were first in lot. Only saw one other group that was heading to Isolation. Their vehicles in lot when we returned. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: minor crossings but significant rushing water 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: n/a 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: n/a 
Bugs
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
 
Comments
Comments: We hiked up Rocky Branch (flooded as usual) to the height of land & took a bearing to the ridge of South Engine. We encountered LOTS of water & much snow which & post-holed to the ridge, which was exhausting. Lots of moose sign along the way when we found one snow free area we looked around & found a beauty of a shed- first of the year. We continued to the recognized summit. On our decent we took a more direct route back to the trail & found a second nice shed. We returned down the trail & went to celebrate our success. Great hike w/ Lisa, Brian & Mary.  
Name
Name: Rick Fregeolle 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rlfregeolle@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-07 
Link
Link: http:// 
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