Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Kineo - East Peak, NH
Trails: Forest Road 22E, Forest Road 22R, unnamed trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Took Mirror Lake Road off of Route 3 in West Thornton, then a left fork onto Hubbard Brook Road which we followed for about 5 miles to a fork marked 7,8,9 Road. Parked in a pullout adjacent to that road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well worn and well blazed in yellow, pretty clear with a few blowdowns one of which occurred right in front of us! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Intrigued by Bryan's post from 2013 so decided to see if the trails he had discovered were still there. Walked up 7,8,9 Road/FR 22e to the first sharp right fork marked Weir 7/Forest Road xh22r. Followed this to its end at a clearing and water station. Just to the left of the end of the road was a path heading along the edge of the clearing and into the woods. Looked like a snowmobile trail. We noticed another trail to our left almost right away marked with yellow blazes and blue boundary blazes which appeared to be leading more directly towards the peak. We followed this trail, steadily up, steeply at times, to a fork with another yellow blazed trail. We stayed to the left, entering a clearing where there was another structure and a path continuing up the mountain, still blazed yellow. The trail continued to a second fork, where we stayed left once again, following the yellow blazed trail to a clearing with an interesting weather station. The yellow blazes seemed to stop here. We checked our heading and seeing blue boundary markers in the woods ahead of us leading up towards our goal, we bushwhacked following them all the way to the jar, about .15 miles. Nice PVC canister marks the summit. Signed in and headed back to the yellow blazed trail and descended the way we had come up. Perfect fall day for a nice hike!  
Name: Lady B and Italian 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-01 
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