Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Prospect (Holderness), NH
Trails: Unnamed trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at a pull-off on Mt Prospect Rd in Holderness. On the iPhones maps app, you can just search for “Mt. Prospect Trail Head”. The address it gives for it is 478 Mt Prospect Rd. Only one other car there when I arrived and I think there were two others when I returned. Only room for four or so before you’d run into a problem.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One water crossing down low that was easily rock hopable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I do not recall the blazing situation. Junctions with other trails shown on Gaia we’re not signed nor was the trail itself (no trailhead) but it was easy to follow. There is a sign where there’s a vernal pool asking you not to walk through it. I don’t recall any blowdowns. Some eroded sections of trail with uneroded, newer sections that are much McKee to walk on, around them.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A fine trail for dogs.  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Day 19, Peak 16: 2nd hike of the day and in much nicer weather conditions than the first.

After hiking Conservative Convenience Peak/Twin Mountain Peak in Twin (which took me about 1hr15min I meant to say in previous report), I braved the roads in Franconia Notch and arrived in Holderness to hike this delightful little peak. Needing to meet a friend shortly for another hike, I banged this one out very quickly. I power walked and jogged up the trails as quickly as I could and, for once, was a bad boy and left my much too heavy pack in the car. The trail was pretty good for trail running as it ascended old roads mostly down low and had very good footing here. It narrowed to a footpath up higher and the footing became a bit trickier but nothing bad. The points at which the trail intersected other trails shown on Gaia were not always obvious and we’re it signed as noted above. I did the loop at the summit, going counterclockwise. Nice view ledge a ways before the summit. I thought I came to the true summit several times (due to misleading cairns among other things) before I actually reached it. Nice, lush green summit area that was quite enjoyable. I was able to jog/run essentially the entire way down which is a first for me :) Gaia said the hike was 3.3mi long. I did it in just under 50min thus averaging 4mph which is a first. A few minutes spent poking around the summit high point (no canister).

346 more days and 349 more peaks to go…  
Name: Liam Cooney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-24 
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