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Peaks
Peaks Welch Mountain, Dickey Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Welch Dickey Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 5, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: $5.00 fee at the trailhead was enforced. Lot was half-full at 10:00 AM, but was overflowing when we returned around 1:00-ish. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only the minor crossing at the start, which was easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Always one of the best maintained trails in the Whites  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few labradoodles that were leashed. There's no water after the first mile or so, pack some extra for them.  
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies in the lower hardwoods. They were getting kind of bad when descending.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a lost mask early on 
 
Comments
Comments: Classic day for a classic white mountain hike, one that you should do at least once a year. Was able to finish the loop while taking advantage of the sunshine (which was replaced with clouds when descending the southwest dickey ledge). Just enough of a breeze to keep the bugs away on the ledges, but black flies were coming out when the sun vanished. Trail was definitely busy, but since everyone hikes this in the same direction (counterclockwise) you don't really have to avoid other hikers unless they're moving at a different pace.

I was able to maintain social distancing, though it can be tricky when everyone is struggling up the steep Welch ledges!  
Name
Name: NHhiker95 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-05 
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