Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mowglis Mountain, NH
Trails: Welton Falls Road, Old Dicey Road, Elwell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 19, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked on Welton Falls Road, shortly past the intersection with Cream Hill Road, in the flat area on the left just before the bridge (this used to be the parking area a decade ago before the bridge was repaired). Not knowing the condition of Welton Falls Road past this -- it's often in poor shape, sometimes heavily eroded, especially on the inclined/steep sections where there's no room to turn around -- we decided to walk the rest of the way. HOWEVER, the road is in better shape than it's been in several years, and a passenger car can, with some care, drive all of the way to the Back 80 Loop Trail parking area. We certainly will next time, barring any major storms -- so, have at it! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Elwell Trail from Old Dicey Road to Mowglis Mountain is now brushed and clear. (This section will need some blaze refreshes next.) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Black flies and mosquitoes, not too bad, though. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A trail work trip -- brushing and deadfall/blowdown removal on the Elwell Trail from Old Dicey Road to Mowglis Mountain. Trail is now in lovely shape; the four relos we did over the past few years are looking good. [We also moved the brushy softwood blowdown reported on the Elwell Trail just east of Old Dicey Road toward Oregon Mountain, reported a week or so ago.]

Sign post for Old Dicey Road sign is almost half gone in one spot -- something has been clawing or chewing it. It was not this bad in January, when we were last in this area.

Note: lightweight electric strimmer + polycarbonate blades = no more hobblebush and beech saplings!  
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-19 
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