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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: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road gated 0.8 miles below trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Goggles, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns of spruce/fir. All removable by hand tools incl 3' bowsaw. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Temps around 30, light wind from E., so we wore gaiters over hiking boots and Hillsound trail crampons. These proved adequate for walking on the old packed track with a few inches fresh powder. Snow still covers most ice flows for which this trail is famous. Full packs and short steps and we summitted from summer trailhead in an hour 15 mins. Barlow trail well drifted over so we descended as we climbed.
Warm temps and light wind made this hike a delight compared to earlier in the season. Overcast at 2900' with dry snow falling the whole time was a sublime experience especially at treeline.  
Name
Name: Creag nan drochaid 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-03-08 
Link
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