Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Covell Mountain, Prospect Mountain (Pittsburgh), NH
Trails: Cohos Trail, Moose Alley Trail, Bog Bridge Trail, Round Pond Brook Trail, Round Pond Road, Covell Mountain Trail, Border Trail, Danforth Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There is a parking area for left side of Route 3 as you drive north for Moose Alley/south end of Falls in River Trail. Only car there! We spotted our car next to the Cohos kiosk at Young Store at Happy Corner.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridges and boardwalks! Smallest of streams all rock hop-able 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Tillotson Hut still smelled like it was freshly oiled (water source low but good enough). A few blow-downs that were easily walk arounds. But before Prospect Mountain's steep climb there was a heck of a tangled mess of spruce across the trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: A few more black flies but nothing serious and we and flicked off one tick from Julie's pantleg. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: After a good night's sleep at the Buck Rub and eating our yummy breakfast sandwiches from Young's Store at Happy Corner we were on the trail before 8 am. We decided not to speak while hiking Moose Alley Trail in hopes of actually seeing a moose; we didn't see any. Trails very pretty and nice obstructed views of nearby mountains. Bog Bridge Trail was impressive and fun, recent work to replace some of them and we noticed some were flagged and we saw a big pile of replacement planks. The volunteers do amazing work. We passed by the smelly freshly oiled Tillotson Hut, first time I saw this hut was at the Museum of the White Mountains in Plymouth. More pretty walking and we took the spur to the Round Pond Brook's cascading brook. This day was hotter than yesterday but we had a light breeze and that seemed to do enough to keep any pests away. We hit our first mountains on the Cohos Trail--Covell and Prospect, peaks on the NHH500 list, I had done these peaks as out&backs in 2016--much dryer than I recalled. We enjoyed the big vistas from their summits. The Border Trail before getting to the steep up to Prospect has a tangle of a mess of spruce. We met our some people that lived nearby headed up to Prospect from the South, our first people siting. Danforth Road was being graded by the town and that road walk felt long, maybe because we missed the yellow blazes! Only one telephone pole had a blaze when we first hit the road. Wicked bummed out the Moose Ice Cream stand is closed on Tuesdays. We'll be back soon to work on our Sobo section hike. Again thanks to the many volunteers for making this trail easy to follow and hike, it is beautiful.  
Name: Nordic_Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-24 
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