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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Hayes, NH
Trails
Trails: Centennial Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We wanted to park at the Mahoosuc trailhead and had read that Hogan Rd was pretty tough on cars but thought we'd try it anyway. But about a half mile past the Centennial trailhead, we ran into a huge blowdown that completely blocked Hogan Rd! So our decision was made for us. Even getting to the Centennial trailhead was tough since there are 2 huge puddles, pretty deep as well, before you get there. Drive way to the side and give it plenty of gas so you won't get stuck in the mud! Don't attempt this without a car with high clearance. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only one small one, easily crossed by rock hopping.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One old blowdown, limbed. One new one but you can walk around it on the left. There are lot of fallen leaves which makes footing tricky since you don't know what's under them! The trail is well marked with white blazes (it's part of the AT.)  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great trail for dogs! Nothing tricky, nothing dangerous. My dog loved it! 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Once you pass Mt Hayes, be sure to keep going another half mile and check out the ledges on the left. You can see the whole town of Gorham and the Androscoggin River,
and you will have nice views of Moriah and the Carters, as well as Madison. About 5 minutes before the ledges we passed a mud puddle with no footprints in it. After lunch on the ledge we returned to see bear footprints in the mud, the same mud we had passed not a half hour earlier! I guess we just missed seeing it, but since we had a dog with us, the bear was probably very conscious of our presence and chose not to show himself.  
Name
Name: Denise Haskins 
E-Mail
E-Mail: denisehaskins@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-08 
Link
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