|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Kearsarge, NH|
||Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 20, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Tollbooth not manned; iron ranger. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Minor on Barlow but bridged. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||About half a dozen blowdowns on Winslow Trail and maybe 2-3 on Barlow Trail. Lots of erosion and trail creep. |
||Black flies and some mosquitoes down low. Not an issue on the upper half of the mountain, probably due to the wind and cooler temperatures. |
|Lost and Found:
||Loop is snow/ice free.|
Lots of wet, slippery ledge. Some minor mud. Some drizzle to start the hike mid-afternoon, but after waiting in a cloud on the summit for awhile, a gust of wind pushed out the fog, revealing blue skies and views to the Whites and into Vermont.
Not much in way of wildflowers on Winslow Trail, but plenty on lower Barlow.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.