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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Access road, Winslow Trail, power line
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 2, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Access road to summer lot closed in winter (but well packed by snowmobiles). Limited room (2 unrelated cars, perhaps 6 if able to park each other in) to park at bottom gate. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Access road was well packed by snowmobiles and could be barebooted.
Winslow and Barlow trails appeared to be well packed by snowshoe traffic. Especially with drifting, snowshoes would be a good idea.
Wanting to mix it up, I instead ascended the powerline cut, which initially was packed by snowmobiles (turned around at the flats), then somewhat by snowshoes and skis. Power line stops short of the ridge, so there's a stretch that's quasi-bushwhacking (fairly open) to get to the ledges. There's also an area that has some scrambles, where I was glad to have Flex Alps on.
Was hoping for a sunset and things were looking decent for it, but a snow squall engulfed the summit during the ascent with bitter cold winds. As would be expected, the skies started to clear on the descent. Decent amount of drifting up high. Last night's storm looks like it deposited maybe an inch.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-03-02 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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