|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||High Camp, NH|
||Livermore Trail, Greeley Ponds Trail, Timber Camp Trail, unofficial trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, July 16, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Livermore parking area about half full when I arrived at 8:25. Almost full when I returned a few hours later. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No issues. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||TCT is brushy in places with two minor blowdowns. The upper section past the gravel bank is wet and muddy, with some running water in the trail. |
||Swarms of black flies on TCT. Not really biting, just a nuisance. Top section of TCT is grassy, so check for ticks. I found none this time. |
|Lost and Found:
||A little redlining to pick up TCT and a piece of GPT. Easy walking the whole way, which is good as I'm dealing with a knee issue. Trails are mostly dry except for the upper part of TCT which is wet. Nice views from the gravel bank 0.6 mi. up the trail. Limited views from the end of the maintained trail.|
From the cairn, I continued up the unofficial path, which is wet and overgrown in places. It appears to be a continuation of the old logging road before veering off to become a footpath. I followed it up to a point where it became very overgrown and steeper, where I turned back. My brain wanted to explore, but I was also being mindful of the knees.
When I returned to the camp clearing, there were two other folks there. Quiet trails out here today, only saw a handful of people.
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.