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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some minor rock hopping, but very doable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 1 significant blowdown early up Winslow. Not hard to bypass. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: didn't have, didn't see 
Bugs
Bugs: nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Up Winslow and down Barlow late in the day (started up at 3, got down at 5). Barlow was muddier and wetter than Winslow (maybe because it was later in the day? but more likely because it's just a lot flatter and water just flows down off supersteep Winslow). Very enjoyable. We both barebooted, I in ratty, falling-apart not-at-all-grippy shoes. Some bigger globs of ice encountered near the top, but it didn't slow us down much. We encountered one hiker who had slipped, but I thought was very doable with no traction.

Summit had awesome views of dark weather systems moving about and rain falling on points north and west. We got caught with a little sprinkle, but mostly we were caught in a dry window with heavier rain north and south.  
Name
Name: Jed L 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jedtsada.seas@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-05 
Link
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