Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Brown Mountain, Church Mountain, Grafton Knob, Crane Mountain, Orange Mountain, Rimrock, Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails: Skyland Trail, South Ridge Trail, Clark Trail, Vistamont Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking for Skyland trail is on a class IV road. Our Subaru Crosstrek handled it perfectly; high clearance required. Parking along side of the road for one car.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One major water crossing on Vistamont trail, easily rock-hopped.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Minor blow downs on Skyland and Vistamont trails, easily stepped over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Pulled off at least a dozen ticks (all from the Skyland trail section). Black flies were abundant down low, we wore head nets until Cardigan. Summit was breezy, keeping the bugs at bay. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Enjoyed the solitude of the Skyland trail - did not see a soul on that trail. Began seeing folks on the South Ridge trail (muddy sections), a couple with a pair of fluffy white friendly dogs. Enjoyed the reprieve from bugs on the summit before heading down the Clark trail (flowing water and mud). The Vistamont trail was slightly grown in and beautiful, albeit steep (minor muddy sections). The Vistamont connected back to the Skyland trail for a nice lollipop "loop" where we conversed with the new trail adopter of the Vistamont trail, thank you trail adopters! More hitchhiking ticks on the way out (Skyland trail) - nasty buggers!  
Name: Shaybehiking 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-02 
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