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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Rose Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Pinnacle Road, Scout Road, Town Forest Trail, East Loop, Helen's Trail, Summit Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 22, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked near the drivable end (for regular cars) of Pinnacle Rd. in Lyndeborough where the road turns left before the last house and becomes unmaintained. There's a small pulloff here. This adds 0.4 mi. of walking each way. Beyond this point, high clearance is needed to get to the "formal" trailhead on Scout Rd. at a gate. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: This is a trail system update in progress. Most trails are fully blazed (unfortunately all the same color), and there is some sporadic temporary signage. Summit Trail is only blazed in its upper half. No blowdowns anywhere. The upper section of Scout Rd., which is not an official route, is a deep, eroded trough that's not fun to walk in. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies and mosquitoes. Good times. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: Another visit to Rose to check out some trail upgrades underway by the Lyndeborough Trails Association and Piscataquog Land Trust. If you've never been here before, it could be confusing with the numerous woods roads and ATV trails. Refer to the map linked below. All trails were bone dry from this heat. Always a nice visit here with the great view of Monadnock from the cairn garden.

There's also a new trail that leads from the summit down to French Rd. I scouted out the road but it appears it may also require high clearance.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-22 
Link
Link: http://plcnh.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Rose-Mountain-Trails-Map.pdf 
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