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Peaks Sugarloaf (Stratford), NH
Trails
Trails: Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 6, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At the trailhead on Nash Stream Rd. in Stratford. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: This trail currently needs an adopter! If you are interested, contact the Friends of the Cohos Trail. Overall, it was in good shape. A fellow hiker recently cut out several blowdowns, thank you. Two widowmakers remain below the cabin clearing. Also in that section, hobblebush is starting to intrude upon the trail corridor, but not too bad yet. The route through the cabin clearing is pretty brushy. All water bars need to be reconstructed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies were most bothersome at the summit. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: I was looking for a workout today and this peak always delivers. 2,200 ft. elevation gain over 2.1 mi., straight up the mountain. Things were pretty dry despite the recent rains, and there was only one small area of mud. Views were excellent this morning, but clouds rolled in a bit during the early afternoon. Temps were cooler today, but the lingering humidity still made this one a sweat-fest.

It was nice to meet Sue from TCTA on Nash Stream Rd., who was heading up to Gadwah Notch to do some trail work, and David and Moose at the summit, who are close to finishing the 52WAV list.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-06 
Link
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