|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Goat Pasture Hill, Mt. Anna, NH|
||Yellow Trail, Red Trail, Blue Trail, Old Stage Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, September 16, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Started from Griswold (Hidden Valley) off Places Mill, parked near gymnasium/big lodge. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All very low. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Took out about 7 moderate blow downs along the entire trip. There are still two major blow downs on the blue Anna trail. |
||Bees about 100 feet above and below Anna red trail water crossing - concentrated in brook. Folks who are allergic be cautious and carry your epi-pen! |
|Lost and Found:
||Leaving the camp the trails are all in good shape, some hobblebush creeping in by the shore, but otherwise well marked and clear. Stream crossing for junction to begin ascending Goat was very dry, easy to cross. Goat is brushed out and in good shape. The red trail leading up Mt. Anna is good, watch for leaf accumulation below integrated water bar. The sign for Carbonneau Caves is missing, no sign of it anywhere (pun intended).|
**BEE WARNING: Just below the main water crossing heading up the red trail there is a moderate step over (not cut due to bees), and many more in the brook where a tree has broken up - assuming it was holding the nest. Please use caution here, those with allergies be advised. Water in brook was very low, I backed up and crossed probably about 100feet below keeping an eye on the trail.
Outlook post summit was nice, colors are starting to pop. Followed blue trail back to Old Stage then returned to the red trail intersection and retraced my steps. Did not encounter another person until driving out.
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.