|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Kearsarge, NH|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, June 8, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Wilmot has been putting some tar over access roads. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||This was a trailwork trip for the AMC-NH Chapter.
Our main goals were to clean drains and remove blowdowns, particularly a thigh-high one about two minutes from the trailhead. We succeeded, and did considerable brushing as well. We worked the first mile, clearing seven blowdowns and all the drains. Two blowdowns, both easy step-overs, remain.
We made two minor relocations. The first, about 6′ long, made a sort of S-curve where the trail had branched into three trails. The second relocation was about 20′ and involved a new path where a steep drop off over exposed roots would be dangerous in wet weather.
At the very bottom of the trail, we used the branches from one blowdown to brush in a herd path. |
||Bug nets rule! |
|Lost and Found:
||Just as with many other trails, last October's storm caused even more erosion on a trail already in tough shape. There are some herd paths which might become real trails with proper work. |
||Richie Holstein |
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.