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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Winslow State Park Road, Winslow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 5, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Enough for several cars at the snowbank in front of the park access road gate. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns and a fair amount of debris on the Winslow Trail. Fortunately it's not difficult to bypass them. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw none today. In fact, we didn't see a single human the entire time. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The road walk was easy- it was well packed by snow machines. Once past the summer trailhead, the Winslow Trail, our ascent/descent route, was completely untouched. No need for snowshoes, though, since there was only a few inches of (relatively) fresh stuff. Some spots are hairy and would require full traction if going straight up them, but if you only have MICROspikes, stabilicers, or the like, they are easily bypassed. Very frigid on the open summit, but my new face mask combined with my goggles did the job!

Thanks to Ray F. for a fun hike!  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-01-05 
Link
Link: http:// 
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