Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Rand Mountain, West Quarry Mountain, Mt. Anna, NH
Trails: Reed Road, unknown trail, Old Clough Road, Dave Roberts Quarry Trail, Marsh Crossing Trail, Belknap Range Trail, Reed Road Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for about a dozen cars at the Reed Road Lot. About 3/4 full today around 11am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged on Reed Road Trail. Marsh Crossing Trail water crossing was a little high but still fairly easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Reed Road Trail is way overgrown, needs some TLC very badly. No blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I scared up a coyote along Old Clough Road so be aware if traveling this route. Otherwise, no issues for dogs. 
Bugs: Minimal 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nice cool, breezy day for a hike. Trails were mixed with dry spots, wet areas, muddy areas and some minor flooding. I started by heading up to Old Clough Road from Reed Road via the Unknown Connector Trail. This was very wet and muddy, basically a stream bed. Once on to Old Clough Road the footing dried out except for a few muddy stretches. Once in the col, I made quick work of getting up and back to Rand. I had wanted to bushwhack from the col over to the BRT but was unsure of how wet it would be on the way. So I decided to stick to the trails and head up to West Quarry. The ledges were mostly dry with a few active seeps so careful foot placement is needed at times. After a quick stop at West Quarry, I made my way over to Anna via the Marsh Crossing Trail and BRT. MCT was mostly dry between W. Quarry and the water crossing and fairly wet from there over to the BRT. BRT to Anna was mostly dry with a few minor mud pockets. I retraced my steps back to West Quarry and took the DRQT over to the Reed Road Trail. There were a few wet areas along this stretch but nothing too bad. Descending the RRT was no treat! Extremely overgrown, muddy, wet and slippery. I took a digger on a wet slab scraping up my elbow a bit. All in all a great time out as usual. 109/144.  
Name: skidder 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-31 
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