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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Paugus, NH
Trails
Trails: Cabin trail, Big Rock Cave trail, Old Paugus trail, Whitin Brook trail, Lawrence trail, Bee Line trail, Bee Line Cutoff, Bolles trail, Bickford trail, road walk, Brook Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for maybe 4-5 cars across the street from Cabin trailhead, plenty of space to get all the way off the road - didn't park at Bickford trailhead but much more limited space. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No major issues, all rock hopable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Most trails are in the Sandwich Wilderness area, lots of step overs and duck unders but good conditions for wilderness standards - had to stop and look around a few times to see where the trail went but overall no significant navigation problems Alltrails app helped to double check a few places though. Multiple missing trail signs: no sign for Whitten Brook trail at the junction with Big Rock Cave trail, no sign for Old Paugus trail at Big Rock Cave trail junction (went right by that junction on the way up without realizing it), and no sign for Whitin Brook trail at Bickford trail junction - all other junctions well signed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The ledges on Old Paugus trail descending from Paugus summit and the gully section on Old Paugus trail just above the junction with Big Rock Cave trail may cause problems for less experienced trail dogs, otherwise no serious issues. Lots of water down low but very little fresh water up high, if doing the loop up and over Paugus pack some extra. 
Bugs
Bugs: Very few, one of the many reasons I love fall 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great day redlining in the Sandwich range - see above trail conditions. Not a fan of Old Paugus trail with the scrappy gully section and the ledges descending from Paugus (and because I had to double back on a few sections) but otherwise great trails, lots of dirt and cushy trail beds. The view from the south ledges on Paugus was better than expected, great place for an extended break. Saw a bear way off trail near the wilderness boundary on Big Rock Cave trail but didn't see a single person all day!  
Name
Name: SKS 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-10 
Link
Link: http:// 
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