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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Joblidunk Ravine, Mt. Jim, Mt. Waternomee, NH
Trails
Trails: Asquam Ridge Trail, bushwhack, Beaver Brook Trail, Asquam Ridge Trail, bushwhack, Asquam Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ravine Lodge road is still open because the lodge has not closed yet for the season. The road was slick due to the packed down snow. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hop-able, nice bridges and sometimes getting lucky finding a dead tree across stream. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: On our way up we duck under and climbed over a few blow downs on the Asquam Ridge Trail lower section on the return we met three DOC kids (ha ha) with axes and saw that had removed them and they were still headed up the trail. When we hit Beaver Brook we started up the trail towards Blue and we quickly ran into a big blowdown mess, trail crew is aware of it.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: pretty thick and wet where we ended up 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Off to discover the headwaters of the Baker River. Not the best day for bushwhacking due to the three inches of snow loading the Spruce branches! We decided to see how it went and we made a turn around time if we didn't hit Beaver Brook Trail (we beat it by over an hour)--because we know what time it gets dark. We had a good time pushing our way up to the floor of the Ravine, very pretty and quiet. We made the first tracks in the snow up the trail but during our bushwhack we kept crossing fresh bear tracks, lots of tracks, I bet more than one bear. The bushwhack up the wall of the Ravine was as difficult wet and slippery. There were lots of tracks on Beaver Brook Trail, we started up but then decided to go back down Asquam Ridge and we did the whack to Mt. Waternomee--good open woods until near summit ridge where it gets tight found a good outlook. We followed our tracks back down to the trail and funny thing was we met a guy coming up our tracks. I asked him where to you think you're going? He looked puzzled and I asked again. He replied Mt. Jim. The answer is no you're not. He turned around and we walked together back down to the trail. He continued up to "catch his friend"--seemed rather late in the day oh well. Fun to meet the young DOC students out cleareing the blowdowns, they did a lot of good work. They are aware of the situation on the Beaver Brook Trail but not in their work plan that day. Fun day adventuring.  
Name
Name: Nordic_Gal, Becca Munroe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-11 
Link
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