Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Belknap Mountain, Gunstock Mountain, Mt. Rowe, NH
Trails: Brook Trail, Belknap Range Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 17, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: good parking at gunstock mountain resort. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: crossings on brook trail a non issue today. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: i removed two blowdowns lower down on the brook trail. there is one large duck under on the brook trail that will require more than a folding saw a couple minutes before the trail joins the range trail. another more minor stepover nearby as well. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: shoulder season conditions taking hold higher up. some man made snow and ice leaving the parking lot then mostly just wet, leaf covered trail up until about the glades on the brook trail where a thin layer of crusty snow and black ice became more prevalent. this faded shortly before the range trail. from the gunstock/belknap saddle to the summit of belknap there was mostly a crusty layer of snow and black ice. enough i was glad to have light traction to descend this section. some minor ice ascending gunstock. i went down the ski trails following the service road which had some sections of ice easily gotten around. back on the range trail to rowe there was no notable ice or snow at all. the descent on the service road had mostly clear going with some avoidable stretches of ice.  
Name: bryan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-17 
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