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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Snow Mountain - Chain of Ponds, NH
Trails
Trails: ATV trails, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nice sized parking area right at the trail head where you head into the ATV trails. The access roads in are in good shape. High clearance vehicle I don't believe is needed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Couple of water crossings that had well built bridges and one or two very minor water crossings. No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not a furry friend or human in sight 
Bugs
Bugs: Swarmed. Get your bug dope ready and loaded 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: I actually enjoyed this hike and was fairly easy to follow. You stay right on the ATV trails which climbs moderately the entire way. There are two areas we missed the herd path. The first one was right after we took a right on the ATV trail into the woods. You start on kind of a brook and we continued to follow the brook right up the whole way. There is a herd path marked by a cairn that goes along side it that we missed on the way up but saw on the way down. You then come up to an intersection with the logging roads. If you go straight, we believe this would bring you to Snow Pond. We did not go this way. We took a right as that is what my GPS track told us to do. Continue to follow the trail through some swampy areas and taller grass. You will cross this section that is some rock on trail, it is shortly after this that we missed our second turn. Thankfully I checked my track not long after and we soon realized something was not right. so we backtracked and saw we missed a turn RIGHT into the woods from the trail (right going UP) there is a small Carin there but somewhat obstructed from the tall grass. from here it was pretty easy to follow and felt more like a normal hike. beautiful trek in the woods. there was one other area that we bushwhacked straight up where you could take a left and climb a moderately steep rock section that looks like someone put down some cables to help with the climb. But they both end up on same herb path all the way to the summit. small summit but the tower is pretty cool and very stable. We climbed half way up and had the magnificent views. also right before summit, great look out area.  
Name
Name: Tammy_Treks 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tmarcellino@roadrunner.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-11 
Link
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