|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Kearsarge, NH|
||Access Road, Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail |
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, April 22, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The auto road to the picnic area is currently gated. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few blowdowns on the Winslow Trail, including a fairly large one near the start. |
||Dogs may have trouble on the ice floes on the Winslow Trail. |
||A few spot flies. |
|Lost and Found:
||The trail conditions were a mixed bag. Down low, the Winslow Trail was mostly dry, but the rest of it had large snow/ice floes scattered about, as well as some mud. Light traction is a must for both the Winslow and Barlow trails.|
The summit was dry as one would expect. When we went down the Barlow Trail, there was a lot more ice than on the trail we took up, so the spikes went on again; I took them off once we hit the lower part of the trail, where the mud was awful.
Overall it was an excellent day in the mountains aside from slipping and sinking in ankle-deep mud on two occasions. Thanks to Ray for an excellent hike!
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.