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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Crawford Cliff, NH
Trails
Trails: Crawford Connector, Crawford Cliff Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking $5. Plenty of cars, but still plenty of room, at 5pm. 
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: I took out the mid-size blowdown hanging above the trail on the cliff spur. Ordinarily I won't tackle widow makers because they're too dangerous, but I was able to figure out a 3-step procedure for safely taking this one down. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: River is near. May want some for the top, if you plan to have lunch at the view point. 
Bugs
Bugs: Some mosquitoes and eye flies at start. I put on just a light dusting of deet30, just to keep them out of my eyes and ears mainly. They were gone shortly after that. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This trail is short. It's literally wham, bam, there's the cliff, Ma'am.
So, I looked up and saw a fairly obvious bushwhack herd path heading towards the summit. It was steep and soon required leaving my poles so I could use both hands to pull myself up. There was a lot of weaving thru cliffs, and I became concerned I wouldn't be able to remember the way to weave back down. So I used Gaia to record my path, and kept looking back and memorizing small landmarks. About 6:15, I turned back at around 2700 ft, a couple hundred feet shy of the summit. It seemed like a wise move since the forest was getting dim and I had weaved through the cliffs beyond what I could safely remember for a first pass, and I'm not that great with Gaia yet. But I did get a good adrenaline rush out of a couple of the scrambles, and with the blowdown work it was a decent outing. To recommend this trail, I'd have to say either do it for a redline, or for a nice quiet place to sit for lunch and a nice little view.  
Name
Name: Steve Marion 
E-Mail
E-Mail: swampfoxsteve@gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-30 
Link
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