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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Black Mountain (Benton), NH
Trails
Trails: Chippewa Trail, Black Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for 5 cars at Black Mountain Trail lot and it was not full when we started or stopped.(ALL TRAILS COORDINATES ARE WRONG, BRINGS YOU TO SOMEONES HOUSE! KEEP DRIVING UNTIL YOU SEE HOUSE W PRETTY FLOWERS AND TAKE A RIGHT ON THAT DIRT ROAD) Room for 4 cars at Chippewa and it was over full when we started and more over full when we went back for the second car after. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No water crossings at all. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was eroded on the Chippewa side on the steep parts, nothing dangerous though. I can imagine it being trickier when wet.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some really good boys today! All looked like they were doing a great job with the hike! 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Piece of clothing hanging on the Black Mountain Trail sign by the parking lot. Not sure what it was. 
 
Comments
Comments: Really recommend doing this as a traverse if you can, it was cool to experience two very different trails to the same summit in the same hour. THs were only 14 minutes apart! If I had to choose just one for an out and back, I would opt for Chippewa because of the Lime Kiln and ample views before the summit. It is truly a great trail for those low attention span hikers in your life who want an experience more than a "walk in the woods" as my brother would call it.

As always, blog post for more info and pictures!  
Name
Name: wheresizzy 
E-Mail
E-Mail: isabella.risitano@me.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-07-31 
Link
Link: https://www.wheresizzy.com/post/black-mountain-traverse-7-31-22 
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