|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Rogers Ledge, NH|
||Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Devils Hopyard Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, August 12, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Free parking at South Pond Recreation Area if only hiking. Gate is only open from 10AM to 8PM. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Bridge on KRT just before Devils Hopyard crossing is broken, but still somewhat usable. Other crossings were rock hoppable, though there were some boggy areas prior to Unknown Pond Ridge that required fancy footwork to get across. Bridge on Devils Hopyard Trail is half broken. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Took out a few blowdowns. Trails are quite brushy in places (generally hobblebush and some prickers). Some broken bog bridging. |
||I believe dogs are allowed in South Pond Recreation area if kept on a leash and hiking (no dogs are allowed at the recreation area). |
||Some mosquitoes and the occasional deer fly. Mosquitoes were a little vexing between Mill Brook Trail and Unknown Pond Ridge, but otherwise not bad. |
|Lost and Found:
||Trails were generally dry, though there were some damp and muddy areas from the recent rain. Hiked from South Pond to the height of land on Unknown Pond ridge and back.|
Pretty gradual walk from the pond to Rogers Ledge. Footing was often good, aside from a few muddy and rocky areas.
A bit muddy in places from Kilback Pond to Unknown Pond ridge. Also a few potentially confusing places navigationally speaking, due to lack of use and blazing.
Devil's Hopyard was rugged with lots of very slippery rocks.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.