Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cilley Mountain - Northwest Peak, NH
Trails: FR 166, FR 166B, bushwhack, Elbow Pond Trail, FR 156
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in pullout across from entrance to gated FR 166 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: A few ticks 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Started hiking up FR 166 which was pretty clear and wide. Evidence of logging or ATV traffic. Came to an overgrown snowmobile trail (FR 166B unsigned) which seemed to be heading towards the col between Cilley and Grandview so took it. Overgrown but easy to follow except the further we went the muddier it got. Came to a clearing perpendicular to the summit of Mt. Cilley, Saw a snowmobile trail heading in that direction so took that. Followed the trail moderately uphill until it finally disappeared. Continued through pretty nice woods to the flat summit of Cilley. Walked the summit until we spotted the jar. Spruce got a little thick the closer to the summit we got. Decided to take a more direct route towards Elbow Pond Road so followed the shoulder towards Elbow Pond and a trail on the map. Pretty steep and bouldery in spots. Very deep leaves, too. Managed to come out just past the marshy area on the map and soon found the Elbow Pond trail which goes along the pond edge all the way back to the road (FR 156 Elbow Pond Road). Easy road walk back to our car.  
Name: Lady B and Italian 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-31 
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