Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks None, NH
Trails: Peek Path, Mt. Crescent Trail, Crescent Ridge Trail, Boothman Spring Cutoff, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking in the Community Forest loop just past Jimtown Logging Road. No other cars when we arrived until when we left! Based on our ride home, everyone else was lined up on Rte. 16 waiting to go up the Auto Road!!!! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One on Ridge Trail which was rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails clear without blowdowns. Rocky but that's New Hampshire! Peek Path beyond Mt. Crescent junction not easy to follow. Looked almost abandoned. Did not get far (see below). Second half of Boothman Spring was heavenly, wide, smooth, pine needle covered. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A very confusing and embarrassing day for the the navigator! Headed up Peek Path which is a well-worn steady climb to the junction with the Mt. Crescent Trail. Took a left at the junction, first mistake, then slight right at the sign for the Castleview Loop, continuing on what we later realized was the Mt. Crescent Trail. Continued to the junction with Mt. Crescent Trail and Ridge Trail and took the right, thinking this was the continuation of Peek! Ignored the fact we had now completed the book distance for Peek which meant we would should have been at the Cook Path junction. Finally, when it was apparent we were summiting Mt. Crescent, I looked at my Gaia app, compared it to the map and saw our mistake! Oh well, it was a good workout, right? Should have figured this out sooner as we had been on this trail before! To make an embarrassing story short, we headed back down, all the way to the Peek Path junction, took a left on what was supposed to be the continuation of the trail but it looked abandoned. Went about 100 feet, saw some orange blazes to our right and left but no apparent trail. Looked further right, saw a sign and bushwhacked over to the descending Mt. Crescent Trail. Down we went to the Boothman Spring Cutoff, our second goal, and followed that all the way to Randolph Hill Road. BTW, this trail has definitely been reopened. Although no sign on Randolph Hill Road, there is one at the end of the driveway near the house. Talked with the owner who said the sign on the road was never replaced when the AMC reopened the trail. Short road walk back to the parking area. We will be back to try to approach the Peek Path from the Cook Path end some other day. Not too hot, nice breezes but still soaked to the bone from the humidity!  
Name: Lady B and Italian 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-05 
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