Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Shaw, Faraway Mountain, Mt. Roberts, NH
Trails: Cold Spring Trail, Faraway Mountain Connector, Oak Ridge Cutoff, High Ridge Trail, Mt. Roberts Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 19, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking available 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All river crossings have bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two major blowdowns on the high ridge trail. One each just west and east of the Oak Ridge Cutoff and High Ridge trail junction. I managed to clear part of the east one with a hand saw to clear part of the trail, but a bigger saw will be needed for the rest. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Blackflies came out in the afternoon on the Mount Roberts side. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I saw a bear on the High Ridge trail just southeast of Faraway mountain. It knew I was coming and made a semi circle around me, then went back to lumbering down the trail once it had past.

The trails themselves were great. Wide and well maintained, besides the two blowdowns noted above. Some mud in places and some water streaming down on Oak Ridge Cutoff trail, but it rained yesterday so that wasn't overly surprising. But nothing that couldn't be dodged around with some care.  
Name: Andrew S 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-19 
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