|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Kearsarge, NH|
||Access road, Winslow Trail, Barlow Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 10, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||empty at gate at 90:00, several cars on road mid afternoon |
||Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||easy but icy |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||good-a few stepovers/unders. |
||only the very best hiking dogs should attempt Winslow due to wicker ice. upper Barlow more possible, bit tricky for Rover. only 1 of 3 of ours was able to manage. |
|Lost and Found:
||Brisk cold with moderate gusty wind <20. Views sunny and clear as can be, all the way to Big George, 360. Winslow is heavily iced; only 1 of 3 of our dogs could manage the area around the rock benches. advise good light traction or crampons/ice ax, unless you like to struggle with slippery ice. We retreated for dogs, then did Barlow, which has manageable ice, although upper section has some areas difficult without good traction. Summit area mostly bare rock.|
Views as good as it gets.
Recommend doing this mountain now ONLY with good traction; dogs ONLY if they are very good hikers.
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.