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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Roberts, Mt. Shaw, Black Snoot, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Roberts Trail, High Ridge Trail, Black Snout Trail, Oak Ridge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room in hikers lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged with nice wooden bridges! Convenient. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I remember one blow down that required going off trail, on High Ridge Trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy trails for dogs. Many puddles and streams available for drinking.  
Bugs
Bugs: Zero 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Mt Roberts trail is 95% dry. I would do it in sneakers. Some leftover monorail ice in the spruces up top, easily navigable.

High Ridge Trail on the other hand ... maybe 1/3 still has snow, up to 3’ deep. Some was hard enough to walk on, some you sank past your knees, and some was a coin toss if you would sink or not. Highly amusing. 1/3 was dry and firm, and the rest was clear of snow but soft and partly frozen. Soon to be a muddy mess. Oak Ridge Cutoff was wet, with water running down parts of it. Not a very pleasant trail, but I was sick of switchbacks and just wanted to get back to the car, so I took the straight line down the mountain. It did the job.
Saw a ruffed grouse, a pileated woodpecker, and ravens. The ducks were quacking in the pond at the bottom. A nice spring day.  
Name
Name: Amy & the Pyrs 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amyr72@juno.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-06 
Link
Link: http:// 
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