Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks None, NH
Trails: Pemi East Side Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lincoln Woods lot is icy. We were the only car left on our return. A rare sight indeed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Skis 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged. Water crossing of Cedar brook is ice and snow bridged with shallow water flowing underneath 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: In good shape. We cleared a couple minor blowdowns that were pack-snaggers. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Overnight trip to spend some time with two of my brothers. Also a redlining trip. Pemi East Side trail is solid packed up until last junction with Pine Island trail*. Solid hard crust from there to Franconia Brook Tentsite. Snowshoes went on and we continued our way before pulling off trail to stop for the night shortly past the FPA sign. Picked back up this morning and in about a 1/4 mile encountered unbroken trail. Broke trail through 12-16" inches of crust covered powder until the end of the Pemi East Side trail at the junction of Wilderness Trail and Cedar Brook trail. Both latter trails are unbroken with old ski tracks seeming to mark the way. With three of us breaking we left a nice snowshoe path to that intersection. Snowshoes are certainly recommended if venturing past the Franconia Brook tentsite. Spikes were fine up until then. *We started Pine Island trail on our return trip and it appeared packed out. It was late by then and with headlamps we followed the trail until it looped back onto the main trail unexpectedly only about two tenths of a mile in. Pine Island trail sustained damage during the october storm and as I remember reading in Steve Smith's blog it is hard to follow due to new washouts and blowdowns. I will return at some point for that trail in the daylight.  
Name: BK Noonan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-13 
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