Short hikes off the Kanc – 2020-07-26

Destination: Short hikes off the Kanc
Trails: Discovery Trail, Church Pond Trail, Pemi East Side Trail, Pine Island Trail
Hike Date: 2020-07-26
 

Conditions:
Church Pond Trail was a little damp, but water crossings of the Swift and its branch were easy. Pine Island Brook was raging and borderline dangerous. Per Steve Smith, the trail is actually closed because of the changes in the Brook, so beware.

Equipment:
Wish I had poles for the crossing. Or that I didn’t do the crossing.

Trail Maintenance:
No signs indicating Pine Island Trail is closed…though there are also no signs indicating the trail.

Parking & Road Access:
Both spots at Church Pond Trail were taken. Caretaker at Passaconaway Campground asked that I park by the picnic area.

 
Submitted by: Matt Brady
 

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