Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Major, North Straightback Mountain, East Quarry Mountain, West Quarry Mountain, Rand Mountain, Mt. Klem, Mt. Mack, Mt. Anna, Straightback Mountain, NH
Trails: Mt. Major Trail, Belknap Range Trail, Quarry Spur Trail, Dave Roberts Quarry Trail, Belknap Range Trail, Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 19, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Mt. Major lot can get insanely packed. Today was not one of those days. Go early! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. It was hot so I gave up even trying to rock hop and just walked through to cool my feet off. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Even in some of the deepest parts, the blowdowns were taken care of. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few ledges around North Straightback and the Quarry's that I had to assist on. Besides that it was not too bad. 
Bugs: Black flies and ticks were out in full force! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This is a rather tame loop that gets a bit boring as there is minimal reward. Mt. Major has amazing views, but once you get behind that most of the rest of the summits are wooded. The trail feels like you are walking more in the woods with the occasional small section of up and down.

There are some very brief sections of ledges, small section of granite slabs, an out of place communication tower, and one other open summit behind Mt. Major.

It is not a bad hike, but the juice is not worth the squeeze on this one. Use it as a warm-up as we wait for the snow to melt out of the White Mountains.  
Name: BobTheLoveGoat 
E-Mail: BobTheLoveGoat at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-23 
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