|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Dry River Trail, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, August 12, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||No Issues |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water is low, Crossings fairly easy. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Dry River Trail has many many blow downs
Ammo has one large blowdown on the steeps. Traffic is going around causing erosion. |
||A few. No issues |
||A few, no issues |
|Lost and Found:
||We did a two day backpack in to the Dry River Wilderness. Just want to report on conditions of the Dry River Trail.|
From Rt. 302 trail is in fine shape to the bridge. Beyond that point numerous blowdowns and side hill erosion begin.
When carrying over night packs it may slow your time and distance down. Able to stay at the established overlook camp site just beyond the Isolation West junction. Trail in good shape with more blowdowns and erosion to the Dry River Shelter which is still in good condition. Trail is tricky to locate just above the shelter where it makes a turn to the right across a small tributary and then left to go north.
Trail is good for a while in an old drainage and trail corridor. As you get higher trail narrows with many significant blowdowns and brush cover.
Once through the thick area, the trail becomes steeper climbing the head wall. Again with over night gear it will slow your time down.
Above the tree line no issues encountered. A great trip into an isolated area for a couple of days where we saw only one person in 24 hours, a caretaker from Mizpah Hut doing his morning run.
Desended via Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail due to weather conditions. Trail in good shape.
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.