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Peaks
Peaks None, RI
Trails
Trails: North South Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Spotted a car at the point where Sweet's Logging Road (That's what the North South Trail guide book calls it) branches off from Durfee Hill Road. (Google maps calls this unpaved side road Wilderness Trail.)Room for 2 or 3 cars probably. Something I found out about these side roads in RI is that they often have more than one name. Other car we parked at the beginning of our walk, on Southwest Main St at intersection of High St in Douglas MA. Room there for a good number of cars there on the shoulders. This trailhead is pretty busy lately as it connects to the Midstate Trail and the SNETT. When accessing the terminus of the Midstate and North South Trails we find this more convenient than using either of the two recommended access points recommended in the North South Trail guide book (they recommend Wallum Lake State Park or Buck Hill Road.)  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing difficult 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Huge brushy blowdown just south of Rt. 44 on the part of the trail that parallels Durfee Hill Rd. Trail completely blocked and it is turning into a walkaround. It might be easier just to keep the walkaround and forget that small piece of the trail. Blazing was better from the last time I hiked through here as where there used to be a scarcity of the plastic square blazes, these have been supplemented by a lot of homemade wooden signs. Also be aware that the blue paint blazing through much of George Washington WLM area is not for the NS trail (different shade of blue). The NS blue blazes resumes once you hit the campground southbound. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies were around and a couple mosquitoes. A little Natrapel helped and it was better if you kept moving.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a blue (possibly ladies') sweatshirt on the trail just south of Richardson Wildlife Marsh. Didn't appear to have been there too long. Email me to claim.  
 
Comments
Comments: Section 1 of North South Trail southbound. Thanks again to Lone Wolf.  
Name
Name: greatoz 
E-Mail
E-Mail: greatoz.tz...verizon.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-21 
Link
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