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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Shaw, The Twins - North Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Province Pond Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 22, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Trailhead at the end of Peaked Hill Road, trailhead parking for the Province Brook Trail, room for 6 vehicles. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossed Province Pond outlet on dam 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of small stream and seeps for a thirsty dog, some ledge climbs may be difficult, at least for Reuben  
Bugs
Bugs: Plenty of black flies and mosquitos waiting to suck your blood, but that's spring in NH. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: Walked the Province Pond Trail (snomo rd.) to dam at south end of the pond. Crossed the dam and headed into the wood, aiming for the col and height of land between N. Twin and Shaw. Gradual climb through scratchy woods and hobblebush. Got to col and tried to find the old trail to Shaw with no luck. We climbed through a boulder field and into thick woods staying on the west side of the mountain away from the ledges. We found the summit handle, hung a new jar, had lunch in the open flat summit. Looked for ledges for a view, but only found a few mounds of snow. Returned to the col on a direct line down some ledges and then began the climb of N. Twin. It was a short, but challenging climb over a few ledges that offered views of the snowy Presidential Range. We hit the summit, found the cannister and signed in. This summit, unlike Shaw, had some nice views. Well worth the climb for the short ascent. We abandoned plans to continue over the South Peak and onto Rickers Knowle as time was running out. We returned to the col and returned to the pond the way we came and followed the trail back to our vehicles.  
Name
Name: Gordo 
E-Mail
E-Mail: forestpd@metrocast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-22 
Link
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