|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Roberts, Mt. Shaw, Black Snoot, NH|
||Mt. Roberts Trail, High Ridge Trail, Black Snout Trail, Oak Ridge Cutoff|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, April 6, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room in hikers lot |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Bridged with nice wooden bridges! Convenient. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||I remember one blow down that required going off trail, on High Ridge Trail. |
||Easy trails for dogs. Many puddles and streams available for drinking. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||Amy & the Pyrs |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.