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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Kearsarge Mountain Road, Lincoln Trail, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small parking area at base of Rollins State Park Kearsarge Mtn. Road. We were the only car at 9:00am upon returning there were 8, including ours. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw three dogs on the trail, seemed to be maneuvering well on the varied conditions. 
Bugs
Bugs: Didn't notice any. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Kearsarge Mtn. Road; loop ascending Lincoln Trail and descending Rollins Trail

The road walk varied between ice, packed snow, unpacked snow and bare pavement. We decided to bare-boot up since repeated putting traction on and taking traction off would have been frustrating. It wasn't too bad. At the base of the Lincoln Trail the snow was deep so we donned snowshoes only to remove them 10 yards later when it was time to climb the rocks. Rock scramble was much easier and more rewarding than the road walk. Some spots were wet and icy but the scramble is wide enough that you can find an alternate route. Summit was extremely windy, stayed long enough to have a snack and take a few photos before returning via Rollins Trail. Conditions on the Rollins Trail were not appealing, wet and icy all the way down. Considered hiking back up the mountain to take the Lincoln Trail down. Instead, we put on our Hillsounds and decided to keep them on for most of the road walk down since it always seems to be more slippery traveling downhill. As we were descending a lot of folks were heading up, saw two well behaved dogs and paid a visit to the pleasantly clean privy before heading to the Flying Goose Brew Pub for lunch. Happy trails!  
Name
Name: Shayla 
E-Mail
E-Mail: shayla.greene@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-26 
Link
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