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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Access Road, Winslow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 5, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Summer access road gated 0.8 mi below summer trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels low, rock hopping was easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns. Snowshoers are making bootleg paths that zigzag around the steepest rocky bits on moderate terrain. In summer the actual trail may need better definition and marking. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: With but 1' - 18" of snowfall thus far, there was just snow enough to cover the many places where ice flows made travel hazardous for uncramponed hikers. We wore Hillsound trail crampons and they gave us traction enough for the conditions. Microspikes would slide a bit on the ice, IMO. The ice is very hard and smooth on the rocks. At the summit ledges the ice is formed in tiny waves, so the wind must have blown hard while it was forming.  
Name
Name: Creag nan drochaid 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-01-05 
Link
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