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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mahoosuc Notch, Mahoosuc Arm, ME
Trails
Trails: Notch Trail, Mahoosuc Trail, May Cutoff, Speck Pond Trail, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 11, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked near the 2nd bridge on the road to the notch trail off success pond rd. the bridge has some broken boards. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all crossings easy due to low water. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: notch trail is beautiful, very nice. may cutoff and speck pond trails need some trimming in a few spots but are easy to follow. the AT through the notch has just a few too many ROCKS! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw just one. 
Bugs
Bugs: only a few near the end of hike! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: notch trail, the AT, may cutoff , speck pond trail and roadwalk(2)

after easing up the notch trail, I met 2 thru hikers at the AT. we started into the notch and were joined by 2 more thru hikers. what a wild and rough and tough effort thru the notch and it took us over 90 minutes to complete. it was one year ago today that I did the ice gulch and they were both thrilling. we then went up toward the "ARM" which was quite steep. while I went back down via speck pond trail, the AT hikers went toward old speck. we did see 20 to 25 north and south bounders altogether. walking back to the car via success pond rd. and the road to the notch trail completed the loop. what an absolutely terrific and exciting day! much patience is needed to get through the notch.  
Name
Name: jack from littleton 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jsbarry@roadrunner.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-11 
Link
Link: http:// 
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