Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Three Ponds, NH
Trails: Hubbard Brook Trail, Kineo Trail, Donkey Hill Cutoff, Three Ponds Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only car at three ponds/hubbard brook parking area at start and finish. room for 4 cars maybe. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lots of small water crossings and they were all easy and dry rock or tree hops.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There was a small area maybe .2 miles long near the eastern trailhead of Hubbard Brook that has been hammered by beavers. The trail was flooded and blazes were scarce in this section so I just kind of zigzagged along a GPS route attempting to stay dry, which I did not. With fresh snow covering everything it was really difficult to know how solid the ground was below. All other sections of trails in great shape-a few blowdowns here and there but nothing major.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: great dog trails-water everywhere to drink and nothing too treacherous. Fin had a blast 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Only signs of life we saw were of moose-this hike had a real secluded feel to it. Barebooted to Kineo, used spikes from there until sucker brook crossing on three ponds trail and again for the climb to height of land. They were not essential but made my day easier and I was happy to have them. snow from car to car from 1-3". Route finding was never really an issue except for the Beaver maze on the short Hubbard Brook stretch. It was a great day to be carrying two extra pairs of socks-lots of steps through the snow into deep mud/water on all trails, and an unexpected beaver pool submersion as well. some more snow would be lovely now.  
Name: Spence and Fin the dog 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-09 
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