|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Tecumseh, NH|
||Mt. Tecumseh Trail, Sosman Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 15, 2018|
|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.
||Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) |
||Light Traction |
|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:
||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. |
||Didn't see any. |
||Didn't see any. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.