Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Pond Brook Falls, NH
Trails: Percy Loop Trail, Trio Trail, Pond Brook Falls Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nash Stream Rd is in much better shape than other roads I’ve been on lately such as Success Pond Rd and Magalloway Rd. A few prroteudinf, small rocks, some small potholes but that’s about it. Definitely bumpy at times though. Also, after Percy Loop Trail I think it was, the road for rougher with some larger rocks to avoid and their frequency increased so you may want to slow it down. Some sharp turns that you’ll lose some control of the car over too if you’re going to fast which I learned. Pond Brook Falls has room for 3 maybe 4 tightly packed cars. We were the third there when we spotted a car early afternoon. Second car at Percy Loop Trail. Room for probably 3 there and then one or two more near the driveway as described in the book (don’t block it!).  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water was significantly higher than normal in the north country yesterday. They got a lot more rain than we did further south or even on the heart of the Whites. Beginning to go down now though. The small streams on Trio Trail were clearly higher than normal but still no issue. Pond Brook Falls was fast moving and was sort of raging right at the crossing so we went just upstream. Not rock hoppable (maybe by tomorrow) but a very shallow wade well below the knees so no problem :) Looked much worse than it was. Just go a little upstream. No crossings on the portion of Percy Loop Trail we were on but nice stream at its intersection with Trio Trail where I got to use my Sawyer Filter! :D  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Percy Loop Trail is blazed in red below the jct with Trio Trail (not part of the CT). The blazing is regular and somewhat frequent. The Trio Trail and Pond Brook Falls Trail are both well blazed in yellow as they’re part of the CT. One small/mid sized widow maker over the Trail part way up Percy Loop Trail. Maybe one or two other stepovers but that trail was mostly clear. Trio Trail had a couple large learners and some stepovers I think but nothing bad or too frequent. It’s a bit overgrown and could use some more foot traffic but not too bad and not very hard to follow with good blazing either. don’t recall much about Pond Brook Falls Trail which probably means it was in good shape. All the signage was intact.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: These should be fine trails for dogs with a descent amount of water on them.  
Bugs: I definitely recommend if spray. They were out.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Second redline of the day yesterday. My post for Sugarloaf should have been dated to yesterday, 7/2, sorry. This finished up the Nash Stream Forest Area for both my redlining and my friends :)

Percy Loop Trail was dry. Weird to be on it again after just redlining it last week! A pretty gradual trail below the jct with Trio Trail but it was so hot and humid yesterday that it did us in. A nice break to cool down at the jct with Trio Trail. Trio Trail has some cool sections and wasn’t a bad trail. Well blazed but somewhat overgrown particularly at some points but not very hard to follow due to all the blazing. This trail also had some deeper mud to avoid. It rained on us and was really coming down briefly but it luckily didn’t last long and soon tapered off. Turn right up the road for 30yds at its end to reach Pond Brook Falls Trail. The spur to the falls is obvious. Just turn left where the trail turns right when you come to the falls. The falls were roaring and raging with all the rain recently. Nice to utilize a car spot for this hike!  
Name: Liam Cooney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-03 
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