Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Kearsarge, NH
Trails: Wilmot Trail, Barlow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 27, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at end of the park entrance road and walked the road to the summer lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns. There is a broken window in the fire tower. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Took a quick trip up the Wilmot Trail and down the Barlow Trail. The Wilmot Trail has about six inches of fresh power over an established base. It was easy going. The Barlow Trail was another story. The trail was hard to follow through the scrub. Someone had flagged the route. If the flagging was not there, the route would have been very difficult to follow as the blazes and several of the cairns are buried in the snow. Just when I thought I had lost the trail, I would spot another piece of flagging or a blaze. The trail hadn't been broken out for some time and was knee deep, fresh powder. I couldn't see the prior snowshoe trough. In some areas, the snow was waist deep. I didn't expect to be breaking trail through that much snow. Thankfully, it was all down hill. In any case, the trail is now broken from parking lot to summit.  
Name: Glenn 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-02-28 
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