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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mizpah Spring Hut, NH
Trails
Trails: Dry River Trail, Mt. Clinton Trail, Mt. Eisenhower Trail, Dry River Cutoff, Mizpah Cutoff, Crawford Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At 8 am, there were still plenty of spaces in the Crawford Path lot and along 302 near the Dry River trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Our three crossings of Dry River were rock-hops of slight difficulty. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: My hat is off to the prior hikers who've completed the Mt. Clinton Trail post-Irene, but I gather your chances of following it all the way are better N-S than in our direction. We changed our plans after wasting 25 minutes searching when the faint Trail vanished not long before the first crossing, at about .4 mile. The other Trails were fine.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Just a few. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The croo chief at Mizpah Hut said that the Mt. Clinton Trail is the only Trail with serious Irene damage that the AMC/USFS has not decided to close that has not yet received significant attention. In her view, the Trail should be considered a bushwhack until the AMC trail crew gets to it.

I love the Dry River Wilderness. On a long and beautiful Fall Saturday, we met no one until we approached the Hut.  
Name
Name: Amicus 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mcsamicus@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-09-25 
Link
Link: https://amicus.smugmug.com/Hiking/2016/Dry-River-Wilderness-September/ 
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