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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Lower Hall Pond (Sandwich), NH
Trails
Trails: Beebe River Road, Forest Road 417, Sandwich Notch Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at junction of Eastern Corner Road and Beebe River Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All water crossings had bridges 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: great area to walk the dog 
Bugs
Bugs: None yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I re-visited the Beebe River (Rail) Road after Nature Conservancy re-built bridges to enable brook trout habitat. Gate was closed like it always is. I met the Road Agent for Holderness who also happens to be care-taker for the 6000 acres conservation lands. Beebe River was running beautifully. Inspected number of pools, cascades, and waterfalls. Road had one significant blow down (will require chainsaw) across it requiring me to dismount. New bridges are top quality like USFS likes to build. I wonder if they were involved. Dozens of culverts were replaced so road drainage is top of the quality. The road is re-built much more robust and isn't as quaint as it used to be - lost much of it's wild character. I think Eversource was involved as I noticed they have used the road to replace some of the towers in the power line.
I reached gate separates Nature Conservancy from WMNF and turned up FR 417 leads to Lower Hall Pond. Ascending FR 417 is bit rough for softie like me so I pushed the bike a lot. I reached lower Hall Pond expecting some sort of trail to get me over to Sandwich Notch Road. No obvious trail. It took bit of searching, but I eventually found my way to a crossing of feeder brook and came upon a trail. It was nice for while, but then became long neglected complete with many blow downs requiring much hoisting of the bike - no fun at all. Finally made it to SN Road and Hall Homestead where I had pleasant mostly down-hill run down to junction of Beebe River Road and SN Road. The return run was a blast with nice downhill runs most of the way. This was 16 mile lollie-pop loop. Can't recommend mess between FR 417 and SN Road though - only for hardcore types.  
Name
Name: Jazzbo 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rdcaron@rcn.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-15 
Link
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