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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Owl's Head (Benton), Blueberry Mountain, Jeffers Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Road walk, Long Pond Road, Blueberry Mountain Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No parking in front of the Long Pond Road gate. I parked at the Glencliff trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Anywhere from dry trail to 1 inch of sticky snow on the road and trail. On the bushwhacks it was dry ground to maybe 2 inches with occasional deeper spots. To get to Owls Head, I went up the Blueberry Mtn Trail for about 1.5 miles and when the trail swings north, I headed south into the woods and stayed on the western edge of the ridge and had open woods. Spotted a moose just before getting to the cliff, he hung around for a bit, then trotted off. I followed my tracks back to the trail, went up to Blueberry Mtn summit and started the second 'whack off of the summit spur, going down to the saddle in moderate woods, nothing too bad. As soon as I started going up the spine, the woods opened up beautifully, nice views of Moosilauke, really gorgeous. Followed the ridge to the recognized highpoint in the same open woods. I had wanted to bushwhack the whole ridge, but had a late start, so made a straight shot down to Long Pond Road going due east in mostly open woods with a few steep areas. Long Pond Road was getting muddy by the end of the day. I wore microspikes all day, snowshoes got a free ride on my pack all day. Great day solo in the woods.  
Name
Name: twinkle toes 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-26 
Link
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