Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Province Pond Shelter, NH
Trails: Province Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 25, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Peaked Hill Road is in relatively good condition, and any vehicle can drive it. There's a sign at its junction with Green Hill Road pointing the way to Province Brook Trail. Unsurprisingly, considering the weather, I was the only one there. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Three crossings have snowmobile bridges. Many of the drainage ditches on the trail had standing or running water - those were one-step rock hops or just leaps. See under Trail Maintenance Notes for more on the flooding of a short section of the trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Just after the trail crosses Province Brook right at the shore of Province Pond, a short section of the trail is flooded - the rain today overtopped the pond and the water is overflowing down the trail. It was challenging, but not impossible, to get past this section with mostly dry feet. No other issues - the turn off the snowmobile trail is clear and the path from there to the shelter is well blazed, and there are no blowdowns. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I don't see why not. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A hose, that may have once belonged to a water bladder, was lying on a rock at the trailhead. I left it there. 
Comments: This was a short, easy hike to Province Pond Shelter. Most of the trail follows a snowmobile trail, and the footpath section at the end was well blazed and not difficult to follow. The shelter looks to have some use - I noticed several etchings into the wood that were made this year. There were no mountain views due to the weather, but the pond itself was still very scenic and felt very secluded.

Besides that short stretch of the trail that's flooded, not much more to report on this one. It took me about 45 minutes each way.  
Name: GN 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-25 
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