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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: Friday, February 19, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A few cars at the gate 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blow down on Winslow, walked around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Piper and Pete had a great time exploring this new trail 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Caught a nice day before the front rolled through. The road walk up to the trail head is a sheet of crusty ice requiring micro-spikes. Once on the trail, micro-spikes are fine but soon the trail turns into a continuing series of ice bulges that are better approached with crampons or similar. The summit is bare and lunch at the top afforded views of Monadnock to the West and Cardigan and the Whites to the North. Took a good slider down one of the bulges on the way down Barlow trail. Thus my recommendation for crampons. A nice day for a new summit.  
Name
Name: Sundance 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-20 
Link
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