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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Mack (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Old Stage Road, Red Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking. About 12 cars there, scouts and snowmobilers. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossed two running streams that were pretty easy, even with snowshoes. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Cleared 1 small blowdown 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none seen 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: none 
 
Comments
Comments: Old Stage Road from Camp Bell to Red Trail

Left the parking lot at Camp Bell around 8:30. Temperature just above freezing. Put on snowshoes but they weren't really needed for the first part of the trip, up the Old Stage road. Snow on road was not deep and packed down by snowmobiles. Turned up the red trail which also follows a snowmobile road. The red trail split off into the woods after about 1/2 mile and this trail was totally unbroken and snow was deeper. At one point, I could push my poles almost a foot deep. Snow was now starting to soften as the temperatures climbed and took some nice pictures of Sweet, Piper and Belknap Mountains at the point where the red trail follows some ledges. Saw lots of tracks.....deer, moose and I assume coyote. Exentually made it to Round Lake but was starting to drizzle and breaking all of the new trail was tiring so decided to ghead back along the road, Met some nice snowmobilers who talked to me about their sleds. Will return on a day without the weather pressure to complete hike to the summit.  
Name
Name: Robert Nick 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rjnick@charter.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-25 
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