Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Kelsey Mountain - East Peak, NH
Trails: Logging road, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 22, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked on Loop Road, a wide logging/ATV road, well-signed, 0.5 mile due south of the peak, at an logging opening. Roads are all open and dry, and this road could be approached from the north (Pond Brook Rd/Signal Mtn. Road) or from the south (Millsfield Pond Road). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Black Flies. Lots. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Despite the black flies, we tried to grab some northern peaks before the logging regrowth leafs out.

We walked across some logging slash meant to keep ATV's off the trail, to a deeply rutted logging road. We walked along the grassy middle, for about a quarter mile. Approaching a slight rise, we turned right onto a lesser grassy logging road. At the first rise/HOL, we turned left/north/uphill, bushwhacking the last couple of tenths through nice woods.

In the summit register there was an enjoyable entry from a fellow that had first been there with his grandpa in '58. There were no trees on the rocky top, and his grandpa opened a cold beer... hence naming this spot, "Budweiser Rock."

We returned the exact same way.

Fun three days up in Errol with JEM3.  
Name: Beth Z. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-22 
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