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Peaks Mt. Tecumseh, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Tecumseh Trail, Sosman Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of primo parking in lot 1 @ WV - I parked a couple dozen paces away from the trailhead. Today is WV's last day open BTW.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The third crossing (in the col) has an ice bridge which may not be there soon. This crossing - as with the first two - can be rock-hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There's a pretty large widow-maker a short distance after the third crossing which looks like it is caught at the top so I don't think much can be done with it. Evidence of clearing other trees and limbs present so thanks to those responsible for that. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any. 
Bugs
Bugs: Didn't see any. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: Trails are well packed and iced - perfect for Microspikes. There are a couple of spots low where there is no cover but these stretches are brief. The Mt. Tecumseh Trail side of the summit loop was moderately post-holed here and there but not terrible. I wore my rock spikes round trip and they served me well.

The predicted snow for this area never materialized - it was more of a light freezing rain all morning gradually ramping up to the heavy side of light as the morning progressed. As such it was a pretty light morning on the trails also: I passed a group of three on the way up and then passed them and 6 others on my way down. By the absence of tracks it looked like I was the first one on top but it was cool, damp and in the clouds so I didn't linger much. Not a fan of the illegal clearing up there anyhow. Back at the car in time for Sunday brunch :)

FWIW: at the summit there doesn't appear to be any recent traffic from the Tripoli Road side...in case you were wondering.  
Name
Name: HMJ 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-15 
Link
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