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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails
Trails: Lincoln Trail, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, August 30, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking area at the top of Kearsarge Mountain Road in Warner (Rollins State Park side). This is a fee road, $4 per adult. The auto road portion beyond the toll house has some rough pavement in spots and is narrow so pass oncoming traffic with caution. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lincoln Trail needs some brushing in spots. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One Mike's Hard Lemonade bottle on Lincoln Trail, I carried it out. 
 
Comments
Comments: A nice short one mile loop over the summit to stretch the legs this afternoon. I'd never hiked Kearsarge from this side before. A few nice viewpoints along the auto road on the way up.

Lincoln Trail gets right down to business immediately from the parking area, climbing a steep talus slope with several scrambles. Good times. Everything was dry here. Summit ledges were dry. People are building cairns despite the signs saying not to. :( A few areas of standing water and minor mud on Rollins. This former carriage road is now rocky and eroded.

Mostly sunny on the summit with a stiff breeze which kept it cool, but not cold. This is a great and scenic loop if you're short on time or just want to get up there quickly. It's too bad this option isn't available in winter.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-30 
Link
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