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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Road walk, Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 21, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The end of Kearsarge Mountain Road is gated for the winter, but the end of the road before the gate is plowed and there is room for 6-7 vehicles in that area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails within about a mile of the summit have significant ice damage from snapped-off and hanging (frozen in place with significant ice coating) trees. However, most of these trees are just a few inches in diameter, so hand saw would work fine. But, there are quite a few such trees, so some work will be required to clear them out. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: As mentioned above, quite a bit of ice damage over the past couple of weeks to small trees near the summit makes for a number of duck-unders, crawl-unders, walk-around blowdowns and hanging trees/branches.

Regardless of all of the workarounds, trail is not difficult to follow and just takes a few more minutes than usual to negotiate the ice damage/detritus.  
Name
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-12-22 
Link
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