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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: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few blow downs on both trails. Thanks for those who keep our trails uncluttered with trees.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of parking at the Winslow Park Road Entrance 
Bugs
Bugs: Too Windy! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: Nice almost blue bird perfect day on Mt Kearsarge, however the wind had some steam making it pretty bitter on the summit. Had lunch at the picnic tables on top, but decided to forgo taking any longer than necessary to eat. The Winslow Trail was good to the half-way point then I bush-waked around the ice cascade as my micro- spikes were not able to grip the hard ice with the pitch being so steep. I would not recommend ascending or descending if you don't have sharp crampons and an ice ax to cut steps in the steeper sections. Its not worth the gamble~! The Barlow Trail hands down is more scenic and 10x safer at this point. Saw two other hikers on my way out. Until- then, Keep Climbing!  
Name
Name: Robert Lawrence 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hiker@hikinginnh.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-01-10 
Link
Link: http://hikinginnh.com 
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