Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Straightback Mountain, East Quarry Mountain, NH
Trails: Reed Road Trail, Dave Roberts Quarry Trail, Marsh Crossing Trail, Blue Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot is completely snowed in. Had to park across the road from 125 Reed Road. Also, road is a complete ice skating rink. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only water encountered was at the beginning of Reed Road Trail and Marsh Crossing. All very doable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Maybe better blazes for Reed Road trail. Took a couple wrong turns before getting to the actual trailhead at the end of Reed Road 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Couple of problems on Quarry Trail with ice on top of snow. Had to help Einstein the super corgi in a few places, especially with the ice. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Nice bright day for a hike. The trail for the most part was packed out, except for a part of the quarry trail from the east, which someone made their own trail. I did follow the actual trail and only needed microspikes. The parking lot is completely snowed in, so park down at the bottom and hike up. The ice on the quarry trail from the north peak of Straightback to east quarry is incredibly icy, so take extreme caution. probably better to go up than down to be honest. Happy trails.  
Name: davaay 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-13 
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