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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, Baker's Ledge, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Trail, summit, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of head in parking at trailhead parking on Kearsarge Valley Road. We were only cars at 9 am, on our return one day and then before we headed out two more drove in.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hop-able 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: herd paths well established around big blow downs that have been there a while, muddy sections avoidable but one place where the trail goes through a short rocky gorge has deep mud. Trail is well blazed with their greenway white markers nailed to the trees.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure why not, the people that arrived late had dogs on leashes 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies just starting, they were waiting for us at the car. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lincoln trail is a nice long way to Mt. Kearsarge. The trail begins by going thru a not so long ago logging operation before joining an old road and then through the Black Mountain Forest Reservation NH Forest Society over a 1000 acres of land adjoining the State Parks. About two miles up the trail is a spur towards the west to Baker's Ledge and an American Flag on a pole of heavy steel re bar flies and this perch has fine views worthy of a hike on its own. Nice cool day and the sun was in and out. Once on the summit we climbed the fire tower's steps up to just below the cab, it wasn't necessary but why not. Grand views far and wide. Mount Washington shined bright white behind many of the White Mountain Peaks. To the south we could see snow on Pats Peak and Mount Sunapee too had snow. We left the summit and went down the stone stairs by the generator building and over to the east ledges where we had peace and quiet and a big view north and east. Some adults and rowdy children arrived on the summit while we were eating our lunch on our private ledge. We followed a herd path to the Rollins trail and began our descent. We met two men coming up the trail and we learned they were state employees and drove up the closed auto road that they said they hoped would open someday. When we reached the upper picnic area we cut across that way to a little used path that connects to the Lincoln Trail. Hike back seemed to go by quickly. Wildflowers are coming out. We saw four deer.  
Name
Name: Nordic_Gal, Bria 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-06 
Link
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