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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Access Road, Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked car at small area plowed before gate on Kearsarge Mountain Road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are snowshoe packed out, Winslow is very well traveled and is more firm and icy in places.Barlow was much softer and not as packed up on the upper half. Road walk is packed wide by many snowmobile. On summit ledge is not snow covered in places but is ice covered!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: lots of ice cube sized chucks on trail nearing summit might be rough on a pup's feet. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: There is a lot of snow out there and it has set up very firm where it has been broken out by snowmobiles or snowshoes. Did test it off the path and I did not sink but I think if it warms up it will compress substantially. Ice on the upper third of the mountain was gorgeous on the trees and we were happy we weren't hit by softball size chucks that hung from the trees! We went up Winslow which was packed hard and icy in places. Barlow Trail was much softer due to less use, the trail is not as steep and is the nicest to go down. We saw no one else today on the trails but two vans of Colby Sawyer College girls pulled in as we were leaving! (Thanks Lynda for suggesting we take a quick trip to a local peak as we continue your State Park Tour.)  
Name
Name: XCgal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-02-25 
Link
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