|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Osgood Hill, Kulish Ledges, NH|
||Kulish Ledges Trail, Holt Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, October 17, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||At the KLT trailhead on Old Stoddard Rd. in Nelson. |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A couple of large duckunders on KLT. |
||Sure, but they must be controlled. |
|Lost and Found:
||The new Holt Trail (yes, another Holt Trail) makes this hike a whole lot better now that you can combine it with Kulish Ledges Trail to make a loop over Osgood Hill. It's a very gradual route that passes a few historical cellar holes along the way. It climbs 700 ft., but doesn't feel like it at all. We looped over the summit and headed down KLT. The view from East Pinnacle was spectacular today, with a lot of faded but still beautiful foliage color below.|
We started seeing snow down by the beaver pond, which increased to about an inch or so on the north slope of Osgood, but it was melting fast. Traction was not needed and the southern slope was bare but wet and muddy in places. The NH500 register is still in place on Osgood.
More new trails from Partridge Woods come up from the south, so there are many more options here now. I'll be back to check those out. Thanks to the Nelson Trails Committee for the fine work!
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.