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Peaks
Peaks Rogers Ledge, NH
Trails
Trails: Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Devils Hopyard Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Free parking at South Pond Recreation Area if only hiking. Gate is only open from 10AM to 8PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
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
Trail Maintenance Notes: Took out a few blowdowns. Trails are quite brushy in places (generally hobblebush and some prickers). Some broken bog bridging. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 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). 
Bugs
Bugs: 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
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-08-12 
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