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Peaks
Peaks Birch Ridge (New Durham), NH
Trails
Trails: Birch Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Odd...there was a chain on the ground and at the junction of Birch Hill Road and Grove Road and a bikes/all-terrain vehicles prohibited sign, so I opted to park there and walk 0.5 miles to the trailhead (and conservation parking area). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of bowed over saplings. Very vague down low. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The lower portion of this loop had been logged and was difficult to follow in places. I did note a flagged, but not yet blazed, footpath descending from the summit on the north end. The summit itself was wooded without any views. The loop seemed more like an abandoned snowmobile trail than a hiking trail. Would not want to venture out here during tick season. Did not see any redeeming qualities; with all of the adjacent logging, perhaps a view could be warranted on the summit?

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Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-04 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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