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Peaks
Peaks Round Mountain (Stoddard), Bacon Ledge, NH
Trails
Trails: Trout Pond Bacon Ledge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked about .3 miles before the TH on Old Antrim Road based on previous reports in a bump out provided by the SPNHF and .4 miles from Shedd Hill Rd. After walking to the TH we found that the road is much improved to beyond the TH due to a 2020 logging operation. There is now room to park along the side of the road just beyond the TH for about 4 cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Step overs and one rock hop. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns to step over with the exception of one near a small brook crossing which needs to be cleared to make the crossing easier. The yellow blazed trail from Old Antrim Road to the Bacon Ledge is well marked and in pretty decent shape. Between Bacon Ledge and Round Mountain it is much less traveled and is slightly overgrown until you reach the old growth fir and then the foot bed is very easy to follow. Yellow blazes are fainter as well. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: On of the easiest peaks on the NH500 list. See Trail Maintenance notes above. We walked right by the HOL and the large boulder mentioned in LadyB's report and after spending about 20 minutes looking we could not find any indication of a register. However on the way back toward Bacon Ledge I noticed what looked to be a slightly higher bump about 200' back. The bump was on the easterly side of the trail and sure enough someone hung a new jar and register in April 2021. Sadly, the old register was not included in this jar. This is about 100' off the trail and I can understand if there was a register in the old location as described previously it would have been right on the trail and possibly removed. From my readings today, this new location is about the same elevation as the previously recognized HOL. This was a joy of a hike with today's great weather.  
Name
Name: FranM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: maineri@metrocast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-31 
Link
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