Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails: Kearsarge Mountain Road, Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 20, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked roadside near the gate to Winslow State Park. About 10 other cars parked there. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing to note 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in pretty rough shape. Looks as though some work was done last season on them that will need extensive repair/rebuild.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few today. Some may have trouble with all the ice. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Road walk was dry, snow and ice free. Started with frozen mud and dry trails. A few patches of minor mud here and there. The trails are very icy on the upper half of the mountain until it gets out in the open on the ledges. I used Microspikes on the way up and still had to go off trail quite a bit to get around the large ice flows. Some may want full crampons and even an ice axe at times if you don't want to bushwhack around the ice. Coming down the Barlow Trail, I managed without traction but spent more time off trail than on.  
Name: Skidder 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-20 
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