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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cube, NH
Trails
Trails: Cross Rivendell Trail, Mt. Cube Trail, North Peak Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Roadside on Baker Rd. in Orford. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None on this route. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: This approach is in poor condition, especially higher up. Erosion caused by widening has really damaged the corridor, with many rock steps and water bars being compromised. Several disintegrated bog bridges. This trail needs some major reconstruction soon. No blowdowns and blazing is good. Noted new cairns on the side trail to North Peak. I brushed in a beaten path near the summit of South Peak that an AT thru-hiker followed and put him back on trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: It was an honor to hike with Over The Hill Hikers today for the first time.

Wet, wet, wet was the order of the day. From the trailhead to the base of the final pitch to the summit is mud and standing/running water. As mentioned above, lots of folks have been walking around the mud, widening the trail and causing erosion. The ledges up top were mostly dry with a few wet and slippery spots.

Hazy views today and not quite as sunny as forecast. Saw a few thru-hikers and two other groups (nice to run into Bob again), including one from nearby Camp Pemigewasset.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-22 
Link
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