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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Shaw, NH
Trails
Trails: Shannon Brook Trail, Bald Knob Cutoff, Bald Knob Trail, Turtleback Mountain Trail, Black Snout Trail, High Ridge Trail, Oak Ridge Cutoff, Upper Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at Rt 171 was nearly empty when I arrived, ~ 9:30am, and just a few vehicles when I returned. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well maintained. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One well-behaved dog. 
Bugs
Bugs: Lots. Bring repellant! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Stunning day out, with magnificent views of the (still snowy) Presidentials and Franconia Ridge from the top of Mt Shaw. Castle in the Clouds closed, but all trails are in good shape. Saw perhaps 10 other hikers. Carried my micro spikes, but no need for traction.  
Name
Name: Mark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mjmcpeak12000@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-21 
Link
Link: http:// 
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