Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks None, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Goodrich Rock Trail, Timber Camp Trail, Kankamagus Brook XC trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 9, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Used the Livermore Depot Lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged, sans the crossing of the Mad River at both the split for the hiking trail and ski trail below Lower Pond, and from the Kank XC trail to get back to Greeley Pond Trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two large blowdowns with minor herd paths forming around them on Greeley Pond XC trail leading from hiking trail junction to Lower Greeley Pond 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few very happy pups today! Watson was my favorite chap. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: As one Teal Goat has said, a FINE day was had in the forest!

The original intention was to get to the East Osceola trail junction first and then hit the spurs on the way back. Instead I decided to hit Timber Camp spur on the way first, and leave the option of taking the easier grades on the Kank XC trail back. Timber Camp trail was in fine shape, and High Camp definitely sees some action. Herd path that continues ahead dead ends, leading one to no where. Great views of the K2 cliffs, Tri’s, and East Osceola’s impressive cliffs. Continuing on down Greeley Pond trail I passed the Kank XC trail and noted it was very inviting. Crossing where the hiking trail and Greeley Pond XC split was fine. Reaching the ponds they were beautiful, with no animal activity other than a couple mallards on Lower. Muddier spots were as expected between the ponds. Ran into a group of people coming from the Kanc, out and back. Visited pond spurs, and tried to hunt down the old shelter site on Upper. Blowdowns on XC trail to Lower; the herd paths aren’t quite busted in yet, but easy enough to get around. Returning to the Kank XC trail I was happy to accept the invitation to gentle grades that held the contour, and good footing. Poking around at the elbow where it ascends to Livermore Trail, I found a good place to cross and made my way back up the embankment toward to Greeley Pond Trail. The past weekends rain definitely left enough foot sucking mud along the edge, yum. Back on task I headed up the Goodrich Rock Trail, and enjoyed the boulders and caves. I found the group of campers I had seen in the morning at the top of Goodrich Rock! The ladder is in good shape, the top rung has busted but it posed no issue. Views out to the Tri’s and filtered views to the ski area were fabulous.
Happy to catch the tail end of Waterville’s foliage show!  
Name: bria 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-10-09 
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