Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Anna, Rand Mountain, West Quarry Mountain, East Quarry Mountain, North Straightback, Straightback Mountain, North Avery Hill, NH
Trails: Old Stage Road, West Precipice Path, Belknap Range Trail, bushwhack, Dave Roberts Quarry Trail, Straightback Mountain Trail, Blueberry Pasture Trail, Looped Secret View Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at Old Stage Road was fine, empty at arrival about 10 cars at departure 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A varied loop with some side treks off-trail. Old Stage to West Precipice, a nice visit to the cliffs and waterfall, some off-trail in upper parts to explore the groves up there (actually hit east precipice when went exploring). From Anna I went down into the col between Anna / Mack and then headed off-trail and picked up Dave Roberts Quarry about 1/10 below Rand. Trek over to the Quarry peaks, and then off-trail to do some side scrambling and exploring. Note that the outlook near East Quarry appears to have some vultures roosting near it, there are a good amount of feathers and "leftovers" in the crevices and 2 vultures were startled from the area. Continued on and across the beautiful slabs of Straightback and then down Blueberry Pasture. Departed Blueberry on the "Looped Secret View Trail" that heads to what has become known as North Avery Hill, nice views there. Then down and through the Silent People just before the parking area. Nice loop with little cross-over and solitude (5 people seen).  
Name: cheinselman 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-19 
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