Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails: Kearsarge Mountain Road, Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At the Winslow State Park gate, closed for the winter. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One minor blowdown on Winslow. Both of these trails have extensive systems of herd path bypasses in their upper sections. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. 
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: This was originally going to be a traverse using the Lincoln Trail for ascent, but we scaled it back to the usual loop due to the rainy weather.

Light rain most of the day made for wet trails. Both trails have significant ice starting about halfway up. I barebooted round trip, but others in our group put on spikes for part of the descent down Barlow. Footing was quite challenging in bare boots, requiring a lot of foot gymnastics to stay on rocks. Otherwise, ledges were wet but not slick. The summit ledges were wet but ice-free. No views from the summit as it was in a raincloud. Chilly on top so we didn't stay long. A crew was working up in the communications tower. Windows still not replaced in the fire tower after being blown out by wind last winter. No ice on the road walk.  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-22 
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