Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hayes, NH
Trails: Centennial Trail, Mahoosuc Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 26, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for 3-4 cars at trail head. Sign and post for trailhead are back where they belong.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy step over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Centennial Tr. is narrow in places but this makes it a true mountain trail. No blowdowns encountered on either trails. Rock steps in the steeper sections helps the ascent go easier. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None in the morning but a few on the way down 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What a little gem of a mountain. The ascent was mostly moderate with a few steep sections aided by rock steps. Mud and water did not start until right below and above "East Hayes". Due to the narrowness of the Centennial Tr in that area you have no option but to try and avoid as best you can. Once at the junction of the Mahoosuc Tr, the walk on the Mahoosuc Tr to Mt Hayes( I think it is the 2nd or larger cairn) and to the south ledges was a little wet but rather easy. Once at the ledges the only company I had was a flock of about 10 crows(priceless). The views from the south ledges are supposed to be great but unfortunately due to the overcast and wildfires out west did not get to view much. Great view down into the town of Gorham though. Will do this hike again when conditions and visibility are better. Came across a total of 12 thru hikers(7 No Bos and 5 So Bos) during my adventure.  
Name: Old Man Alone 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-27 
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