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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Winslow Park Road, Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: the road to the park off of kearsarge mountain road is not plowed in winter, but ample space is plowed out for cars at the gate. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: the road was snowmobile packed up to the summer parking. winslow trail had packed snow/loose frozen granular with significant ice flows along much of its middle section. the upper ledges were snow covered and free of ice and the summit area was mostly open rock with minimal snow/ice. barlow trail was also hard packed with minimal ice except in a couple short sections.

aggressive light traction recommended for all the ice. hillsound microspikes were just about perfect.

nice impromptu afternoon hike up kearsarge. cold up high and the light winds packed quite a bite, but blue skies, full sun and great views to go along with it. thanks to cynthia for a good hike.
 
Name
Name: bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-01-08 
Link
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