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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Whaleback Mountain - South Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Osseo Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 27, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked is a 'visitors' area in the condo complex. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock Hopping, One was snow bridged on the way out but gave way (to me) on the way back. Only got one boot and snowshoe wet, luckily. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: For and abandoned trail it was very well marked, most likely by the local residents. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good day for Rueben, he floated across the snow. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trails had been used previously this winter but not recently. We were able to stay on the crust for most of the trail with occasional break-through as we neared 2,800' elevation. Bushwhack was about 80% solid crust with occasional spruce trap excitement. Snow depth on the ridge was estimated at 3'. There is an old peanut butter jar on what must have been the original summit. True summit is at the far Eastern/Southeastern end of the ridge. From my GPS this end of the ridge is roughly 3'-5' higher than the original. Open woods on the ridge, so it was a very good day.  
Name
Name: FranM 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-27 
Link
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