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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Israel, Guinea Pond, NH
Trails
Trails: Guinea Pond Trail, Mead Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty on side of road, and nearby forest road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Had to use high water bypass on Guinea Pond Trail, beavers have been busy! Lots of small stream crossings up to Mt. Israel, no problems with any. Lots of bigger stream crossings out to Guinea Pond, feet got a tiny bit wet, but probably could have scoped out spots to cross without stepping in water.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Wilderness trails, so it is what it is. Not much you can do about the flooding, a bunch of blow downs that have obviously been there for awhile on the Mead Trail, but they’re easy to get over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great trails for dogs! Water, water everywhere and not too busy. Nothing tough about the trails at all.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful day and beautiful trails! Guinea Pond Trail is a very gentle, wide trail that starts wooded, meanders through some meadows, wet in spots and really flooded in one place (took the bypass around). Saw two gentlemen out in their amphibious ATV scouting what work may need to be done ahead of snow mobile season. Wet and marshy in spots as you get close to Guinea Pond. Mead Trail climbs, but not too steep at all. Easy hiking for the most part. The views are wonderful on Mt. Israel and also at the pond, and walking through the marshy meadows.  
Name
Name: Jlucas 
E-Mail
E-Mail: petejen.lucas@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-25 
Link
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