|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Cube, NH|
||Cross Rivendell Trail, Mt. Cube Trail, North Peak Side Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, July 22, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Roadside on Baker Rd. in Orford. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||None on this route. |
|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. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.