Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Pond of Safety, NH
Trails: Carlton Notch Trail, Crescent Ridge Trail, Underhill Trail, Four Soldiers Path, Community Forest Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 22, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Head net time. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Did a loop from the Crescent Ridge TH/Parking Area. This was a surprisingly challenging hike because route-finding was so difficult. Crescent Ridge Trail still has a lot of snow. I was postholing to my knees along the short stretch from the Carlton Notch Trail to the Underhill Trail. The top of the Underhill Trail is very difficult to follow with all the intersecting moose trails, blowdowns, and leaf/vegetation cover. Same story all the way down to the Four Soldiers Path because so many logging roads intersect it. Had the Pond of Safety all to myself. Surprised no one was there. The Four Soldiers Path from the Pond back toward Randolph is less difficult to follow but there is one section before Eye of the Needle where I had to bushwhack around for a while to find the trail again. The tread is very non-distinct, probably because so few people use these trails and the snow cover has just melted off. Lots of blowdowns, hobble bush, and leaves on the trails. Glad I had Gaia on my phone. Didn't see a soul.
Name: Philip Werner 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-22 
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